Ontario reports 184 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports eight

Ontario reported 184 new cases today, the lowest case count since early September. This brings the seven-day average to 268.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported eight new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of four.

There were also 14 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,168 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 414 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 184 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 27,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 46 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 19 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Toronto, 17 in Hamilton and 16 in Peel Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 391,652 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Wednesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 37,167,085. That means that 67.398 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 30.074 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 268,397 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 14,741,138 administered across the province so far. There are 4,808,170 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 32.609 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 8,179 new doses were administered as of Wednesday morning.

A total of 166,749 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Wednesday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 448,214. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 66 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 27.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Province wide-lockdown until June 11.

COVID cases remained under 14 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and eight cases on Sunday. There were 13 cases reported on Monday, four on Tuesday, and eight on Wednesday.

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.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend and beginning of the week, Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 414.

251 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 544,897 total cases, with 533,472 cases resolved. There are 251 cases in hospitals, with 271 in intensive care, and 181 on ventilators.

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

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,216 with 15,653 resolved. Of those cases, there are 149 active cases, down by 14 since Tuesday, and four active outbreaks, down by one since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 15 cases)
Lincoln 1.2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 3 cases)
Pelham 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 6 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 8 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 8 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 26 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 cases)
St. Catharines 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 53 cases)
Thorold 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 12 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