Ontario reports 1,003 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths; Niagara report 29, two new deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,003 new COVID-19 cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 998.

In the Niagara Region, 29 new cases were reported, an increase from yesterday’s report of 15.

“Ontario is reporting 1,003 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 300 new cases in Toronto, 280 in Peel and 125 in York Region. There are 949 more resolved cases and nearly 41,300 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include Ottawa with 43 new cases, Halton with 41 cases, Waterloo with 34 new cases, and Hamilton with 32 new cases. All other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

There are 14 new deaths reported in Ontario today, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 3,209. There are two new deaths reported in the Niagara Region today, bringing this week’s death toll to five. In total, 76 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

The Niagara Region reported 29 new cases today and 15 new cases yesterday. On Tuesday, there were 38 new cases, becoming the new highest daily case reports since June 3, when 40 cases were reported.

380 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 81,693 total cases, with 70,086 cases resolved. There are currently 380 cases in hospitals, with 86 in intensive care and 49 on ventilators.

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

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,584 with 1,305 resolved. Of those cases, there are 203 active cases, increasing by one since yesterday and 20 active outbreaks, one of which being in the Niagara EMS, up two since 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 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 4 cases)
Pelham 5.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 10 cases)
Wainfleet 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 3 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 26 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 32 cases)
NOTL 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 7 cases)
Port Colborne 2.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 5 cases)
St. Catharines 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 53 cases)
Thorold 10.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 21 cases)
Welland 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 25 cases)

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