Ontario reported 525 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since late September. There were 1,407 cases over the weekend. There were nine new cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since mid-February, and 75 cases over the weekend.
Across the province, there were 744 new cases reported on Saturday and 663 on Sunday.
Niagara Region reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 29 on Sunday.
There were 24 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 10 deaths reported on Sunday and 15 reported today. There have been 8,869 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.
The Niagara Region reported two new deaths over the weekend. In total, 409 people have died from the virus in the region.
“Ontario is reporting 525 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 15,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 114 new cases in Toronto, 95 in Peel, 51 in Waterloo, 40 in Durham and 34 in York Region,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.
Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara
More than 211,840 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 26,307,304. That means that 61.552 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 7.663 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Over 116,829 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 10,109,404 administered across the province so far. That’s 68.561 per cent of the provincial population.
Niagara Health reported 2,114 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.
A total of 120,193 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Monday.
The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 318,927. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 71.207 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.
Niagara Region trends
Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown extended until June 2.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.
COVID cases remained under 50 over the weekend with 46 cases on Saturday and 29 cases on Sunday. There were nine cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three 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. However, numbers surpassed the previous daily record of 196 reported on Jan. 8.
Two new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 409.
731 cases in Ontario hospitals
Ontario has now had 536,607 total cases, with 519,801 cases resolved. There are 547 cases in hospitals, with 497 in intensive care, and 339 on ventilators.
Hospitalized cases decreased by 140, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 25, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 18 since Friday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,927 with 15,065 resolved. Of those cases, there are 453 active cases, down by 67 since Friday and 15 active outbreaks, up by five since Friday.
West Niagara COVID-19 active cases
Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.
Grimsby 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 21 cases)
Lincoln 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 11 cases)
Pelham 6.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 12 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 7 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 9.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 30 cases)
Niagara Falls 11.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 110 cases)
NOTL 6.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 13 cases)
Port Colborne 9 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 17 cases)
St. Catharines 9.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 136 cases)
Thorold 11.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 24 cases)
Welland 10.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 60 cases)