Ontario reports 1,780 new COVID-19 cases with 25 new deaths; Niagara Region reports 22 with two new deaths

Ontario reported 1,780 new COVID-19 cases today, a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 1,824, which was inflated due to a data processing error from London-Middlesex.

The Niagara Region has reported 22 new cases, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 29 cases.

There were 25 new deaths reported in Ontario today. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province is now 3,737. There were two new deaths reported today. In total, 87 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,780 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 633 new cases in Toronto, 433 in Peel and 152 in York Region. There are 1,553 more resolved cases and over 56,000 tests completed,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Durham Region with 91 new cases, Windsor with 68 cases, Halton Region with 51 new cases, Hamilton with 43 cases, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 41 new cases. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

Niagara Region continues to report cases below 30 after the spike of 36 cases seen last Saturday. This was the highest daily case count since Nov. 10 when the region saw a new record high of 63 cases.

674 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 123,526 total cases, with 104,792 cases resolved. There are currently 674 cases in hospitals, with 207 in intensive care and 116 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by eight, the number of those in intensive care increased by 12 and patients on ventilators increased by nine since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,232 with 1,941 resolved. Of those cases, there are 204 active cases, decreasing by six since yesterday and 18 active outbreaks, up by 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 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 13 cases)
Pelham 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 5 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 case)
West Lincoln 8.2 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 28 cases)
Niagara Falls 6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 54 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 1 cases)
St. Catharines 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 53 cases)
Thorold 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 7 cases)
Welland 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 13 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