Ontario reports 1,074 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 51

Ontario is reporting 1,074 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the seven-day average to 1,334.

The Niagara Region reported 51 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 29.

There were also 11 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,173 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. In total, 373 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,074 cases of #COVID19 and over 28,500 tests completed. Locally, there are 313 new cases in Toronto, 199 in Peel and 101 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Ottawa with 66 new cases, Hamilton with 66 new cases, Windsor with 35 cases, and Waterloo with 31. Other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 84,693 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 3,235,998. That means that 6.927 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 51,579 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 1,243,132 administered across the province so far. That’s 8.431 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 523 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 13,809 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 13,809 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 28,261 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 42,070. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 9.393 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

Region numbers rose slightly above 30 on Sunday when 33 cases were reported. However, Saturday and Monday’s numbers were back below 30. Tuesday’s report of 51 new cases is the highest daily case count since Feb. 5 when 60 cases were reported.

Case numbers have remained under the daily record of 471 cases on Jan. 11, the largest single-day jump ever seen in the region due in part to a backlog of cases being updated. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

The death count did not go up over the weekend or this week so far. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 373.

761 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 320,448 total cases, with 300,769 cases resolved. There are 761 cases in hospitals, with 292 in intensive care and 194 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 62, the number of those in intensive care decreased by six, and patients on ventilators increased by seven since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 9,004 with 8,353 resolved. Of those cases, there are 278 active cases, up by 13 since Monday and 24 active outbreaks, down by three since Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 12 cases)
Lincoln 9.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 24 cases)
Pelham 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 16 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 4.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 15 cases)
Niagara Falls 6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 57 cases)
NOTL 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 6 cases)
Port Colborne 4.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 9 cases)
St. Catharines 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 52 cases)
Thorold 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 12 cases)
Welland 9.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 52 cases)

Learn More:

COVID cases in Niagara schools
Niagara Region’s COVID-19 stats
Ontario’s COVID-19 stats
Federal government’s COVID-19 tracker app