Ontario drops below 800 with 790 COVID-19 cases reported today; Niagara reports 10, down six from yesterday

COVID-19 in Ontario Ontario reported 790 new COVID-19 cases today, decreasing from yesterday's report of 820 cases. Niagara reports 10, down six since yesterday.

Ontario reported 790 new COVID-19 cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 821 cases.

Niagara Region reports 10 new COVID-19 cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 16.

“Ontario is reporting 790 cases of #COVID19 as over 32,600 tests were completed. Locally, there are 321 new cases in Toronto, 157 in Peel, 76 in York Region and 57 in Ottawa. There are 719 more resolved cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include the Durham Region with 43 new cases, Hamilton with 34 cases, Halton Region with 24 new cases. All other public health units reported 20 cases or less.

There were nine new COVID deaths reported today in Ontario, up six from yesterday’s report of three. There have been 3,062 deaths in Ontario. There was one new death reported on Monday in the Niagara Region, the third one is less than a week. There were no new deaths reported today. There have been 68 deaths in the region from COVID-19.

The Niagara Region cases have remained below 20 since Sept. 27, with most numbers ranging from nine to 12 cases. Yesterday’s and Monday’s report were slightly above this range with 16 cases reported yesterday and 15 reported on Monday. Today’s report is back within this range with 10 cases being reported.

Ontario has now had 66,686 total cases, with 57,325 cases resolved. There are currently 260 cases in hospitals, the highest number of daily hospitalized cases since June, with 71 in intensive care and 49 on ventilators.

Ontario has been seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals, but today there was a decrease in total hospitalized cases and those in intensive care. Hospitalized cases decreased by 14, the number of those on ventilators decreased by one and the number of those in intensive care increased by four since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,294 with 1,145 resolved. Of those cases, there are 81 active cases, increased by four since yesterday and six active outbreaks, same as yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.

Grimsby 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 7 cases)
Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 0 cases)
Pelham 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 1 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 5 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 15 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 case)
St. Catharines 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 28 cases)
Thorold 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 4 case)
Welland 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 13 cases)

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