Ontario reported almost 2,000 new cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reported 55 and three new deaths today

Ontario reported 948 new COVID-19 cases today and just under 2,000 new cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 55 new cases this weekend and 20 new cases today.

In Ontario, there were 1,015 new cases reported on Saturday and 977 new cases reported on Sunday. The weekend total was 1,992 new cases.

On Saturday in the Niagara Region, there were 28 new cases reported. On Sunday there were 27 new cases, for a total of 55 new cases over the weekend.

“Ontario is reporting 948 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 315 new cases in Toronto, 269 in Peel, 81 in York Region and 64 in Ottawa. There are 826 more resolved cases and over 27,900 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario reporting higher case numbers according to today’s provincial report include Hamilton with 30 new cases, Halton Region with 21 new cases, and Durham Region with 32 cases. All other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

There were 18 new deaths reported over the weekend in Ontario. There were nine new deaths reported both on Saturday and Sunday and seven new deaths reported today. There have been 3,152 deaths in Ontario.

There were three new deaths reported today in the Niagara, surpassing Friday’s report of two new deaths. There were no new deaths over the weekend. There have been 74 deaths in the region from COVID-19.

The Niagara Region saw case numbers surpass Friday’s report of 25, becoming the new highest daily case reports since June 3, when 40 cases were reported. Daily case numbers have ranged from five to 15 over the last few weeks, but the weekend’s reports were well above this range.

328 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 77,655 total cases, with 66,407 cases resolved. There are currently 328 cases in hospitals, with 75 in intensive care and 45 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases increased by 14, but the number of those in intensive care remained the same and those on ventilators decreased by seven since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,482 with 1,244 resolved. Of those cases, there are 164, increasing by 41 since Friday and 11 active outbreaks, up one since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 3 cases)
Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 0 cases)
Pelham 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 6 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 1.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 2 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 24 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 34 cases)
NOTL 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 5 cases)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 case)
St. Catharines 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 37 cases)
Thorold 9.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 21 case)
Welland 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 21 cases)

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