Ontario reports 1,670 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara reports 104

The Ontario government reported 1,670 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day average to 2,205.

The Niagara Region reported 104 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 93.

There were also 49 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 5,958 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported five new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. In total, 289 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,670 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 55,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 450 new cases in Toronto, 342 in Peel, 171 in York Region and 128 in Niagara,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 84 new cases, Ottawa with 82 new cases, Waterloo with 75 cases, and Durham Region with 63. Other public health units reported 60 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 15,384 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 883,838. That means that 1.989 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 9,513 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 305,330 administered across the province so far. That’s 2.07 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 90 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 3,731 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 3,731 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 2,417 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 6,148. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 1.372 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

See also: COVID-19 vaccinations have started in Grimsby and Lincoln

Today’s numbers are slightly above 100 today after the reports of 93 reported on Tuesday and 66 cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since Dec. 26 when 61 cases were reported. Case numbers over the weekend 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 went up by 15 on Monday, eight Tuesday and five today. This brings the total number of deaths to 289. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,382 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 260,370 total cases, with 232,480 cases resolved. There are 1,382 cases in hospitals, with 377 383 in intensive care and 291 298 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 84, the number of those in intensive care decreased by six, and patients on ventilators decreased by seven since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 7,547 with 5,859 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,399 active cases, decreasing by 24 since Tuesday and 46 active outbreaks, down by five since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 13.6 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 40 cases)
Lincoln 27.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 67 cases)
Pelham 23.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 43 cases)
Wainfleet 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 6 cases)
West Lincoln 22.8 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 38 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 25 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 95 cases)
Niagara Falls 26.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 369 cases)
NOTL 49.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 94 cases)
Port Colborne 14.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 27 cases)
St. Catharines 34.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 500 cases)
Thorold 28.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 64 cases)
Welland 26.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 150 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