The Ontario government reported 425 new COVID-19 cases today and over 700 new cases over the weekend. Today’s report contains the highest daily case count in the province since June 2.
New cases numbers reported for Niagara today were three. On Saturday and Sunday, there was one new case reported each day.
“Ontario is reporting 425 cases of #COVID19 as more than 31,700 tests were completed. Locally, there are 175 new cases in Toronto with 84 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa. 67% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.
On the weekend, the province saw approximately 772 new cases reported. The Niagara region saw two new cases. There were 407 cases reported in the province on Saturday, with one new case in the Niagara Region. And 365 cases reported Sunday for Ontario, with one new case in the Niagara Region.
There were two new deaths reported over the weekend in Ontario, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. There were also two new deaths reported today. There have been no new deaths reported in the Niagara region.
Case numbers in Ontario have continued to rise for the last week. This prompted Premier Doug Ford to reduce gathering sizes for all of Ontario from 25 people for private and unmonitored indoor gatherings and 100 for outdoor gatherings to 10 for indoor gatherings and 20 for outdoor gatherings.
Last Monday, Sept. 14, was the first time Ontario saw case numbers above 300 since June 6. Since then, case numbers remained above 400 for several days.
The Niagara Region saw new case numbers return to low single digits with one cases reported Saturday and Sunday and three new cases reported Monday. A week ago Sunday was the first time the region saw case numbers of five or above since Aug. 19. For the remainder of last week, the region reported numbers over 5 on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, with a spike of 12 cases on Thursday. This was the first time the region saw numbers this high since July 28, when 20 cases were reported.
Ontario has now had 47,274 confirmed cases, while 41,146 of those cases have been resolved. There have been 2,829 deaths. There are 65 cases in hospitals, with 22 in intensive care and 12 on ventilators.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara region is now at 995 with 890 cases resolved. Of those cases, there are 41 active cases and two active outbreaks. There have been 64 deaths.
West Niagara COVID-19 active cases
Note: Population numbers are estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers
Grimsby 0.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 2 cases)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 1 case)
Pelham 0 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 0 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 0 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 1.2 per 10,000 people (population: 33,000 = 4 cases)
Niagara Falls 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: 100,000 = 5 cases)
NOTL 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: 18,000 = 9 cases)
Port Colborne 0 per 10,000 people (population: 19,500 = 0 cases)
St. Catharines 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 140,000 = 21 cases)
Thorold 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: 20,000 = 1 cases)
Welland 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: 60,000 = 3 cases)