Ontario remains above 800 with 826 COVID-19 cases reported today; Niagara Region drops below 10 with eight cases reported

Ontario reports 826 new COVID-19 cases today, decreasing from yesterday's report of 841 cases. Niagara reports eight, dropping two from yesterday.

Ontario reports 826 new COVID-19 cases today, a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 841 cases.

Niagara Region reports eight cases, a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 10.

“Ontario is reporting 826 cases of #COVID19 as over 40,000 tests were completed. Locally, there are 292 new cases in Toronto, 186 in Peel, 87 in Ottawa and 72 in York Region. There are 733 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 51 new cases, Halton Region with 34 new cases, and Hamilton with 31 cases. All other public health units reported 25 cases or less.

There were nine new COVID deaths reported today in Ontario, the same as yesterday and Wednesday. There have been 3,080 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. Wednesday’s and Thursday’s numbers were within this range with 10 cases being reported. Today’s numbers were slightly below this range with eight cases reported.

Ontario has now had 68,353 total cases, with 58,799 cases resolved. There are currently 276 cases in hospitals, the highest number of daily hospitalized cases since June, with 78 in intensive care and 47 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases increased by six, the number of those on ventilators increased by four and the number of those in intensive care decreased by one since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,311 with 1,155 resolved. Of those cases, there are 88 active cases, increased by two 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 0.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 1 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 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 17 cases)
NOTL 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 case)
St. Catharines 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 31 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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