New daily COVID-19 cases continue the trend toward dropping in Ontario. The province reported 916 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since mid-February. There were 2,090 cases over the weekend.
Cases in the Niagara Region are also trending downwards. There were 10 new cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since mid-February, and 66 cases over the weekend.
Across the province, there were 1,057 new cases reported on Saturday and 1,033 on Sunday.
Niagara Region reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 44 on Sunday.
There were 15 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 18 deaths reported on Sunday and 13 reported today. There have been 8,757 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.
The Niagara Region reported no new deaths over the weekend. In total, 405 people have died from the virus in the region.
“Ontario is reporting 916 cases of #COVID19 and over 18,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 226 new cases in Toronto, 165 in Peel, 85 in York Region, 67 in Durham and 52 in Hamilton,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.
Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara
More than 181,810 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 23,654,026. That means that 56.845 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Over 97,747 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 9,082,025 administered across the province so far. That’s 61.594 per cent of the provincial population.
Niagara Health reported 2,297 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.
A total of 106,679 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 285,279. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 63.694 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 22 cases on Saturday and 44 cases on Sunday. There were 10 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.
No 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 405.
731 cases in Ontario hospitals
Ontario has now had 531,459 total cases, with 510,135 cases resolved. There are 731 cases in hospitals, with 617 in intensive care, and 382 on ventilators.
Hospitalized cases decreased by 292, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 28, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 76 since Friday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,755 with 14,675 resolved. Of those cases, there are 675 active cases, down by 122 since Friday and 14 active outbreaks, same as Friday.
West Niagara COVID-19 active cases
Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.
Grimsby 10.2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 30 cases)
Lincoln 5.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 14 cases)
Pelham 8.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 15 cases)
Wainfleet 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 6 cases)
West Lincoln 10.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 17 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 10.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 33 cases)
Niagara Falls 19.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 187 cases)
NOTL 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 16 cases)
Port Colborne 13.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 26 cases)
St. Catharines 16.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 229 cases)
Thorold 13.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 29 cases)
Welland 12.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 70 cases)