Ontario reports 1,250 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 22

Ontario is reporting 1,250 new cases of COVID-19, after three days of reporting cases below 1,000 cases, bringing the seven-day average to 1,063.

The Niagara Region reported 22 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 24.

There were also 22 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,046 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Friday. In total, 369 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,250 cases of #COVID19 and over 64,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 337 new cases in Toronto, 167 in Peel and 129 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 74 new cases, Ottawa with 63 new cases, Durham Region with 55 cases, and Halton Region and Waterloo with 47. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 55,861 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 2,225,278. That means that 4.382 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 35,886 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 820,714 administered across the province so far. That’s 5.566 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 246 new doses were administered as of Friday morning. A total of 11,375 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 11,375 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 16,660 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 28,035. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 6.259 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

Region numbers remain under 30 per day over the weekend and this week, as the Niagara Region moved into the red-control tier of the COVID-19 response framework Monday.

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 throughout the week. No new deaths were reported today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 369.

See related: Niagara moving to red

643 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 306,007 total cases, with 288,583 cases resolved. There are 643 cases in hospitals, with 280 in intensive care and 183 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by six, the number of those in intensive care decreased by one, and patients on ventilators remained the same since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,690 with 8,150 resolved. Of those cases, there are 171 active cases, up by four since Thursday and 17 active outbreaks, same as Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 6 cases)
Lincoln 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 12 cases)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 10 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 33 cases)
NOTL 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 9 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 cases)
St. Catharines 3.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 55 cases)
Thorold 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 12 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