Ontario reports 2,093 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara reports 112

Ontario reports 2,093 COVID-19 new cases with 56 new deaths. Niagara Region reports 112 cases with ten new deaths.

The Ontario government reported 2,093 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the seven-day average to 2,128.

The Niagara Region reported 112 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 104.

There were also 56 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 6,014 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday. In total, 299 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,093 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 64,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 700 new cases in Toronto, 331 in Peel, 228 in York Region and 123 in Niagara,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Thursday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 94 new cases, Durham Region with 85 new cases, Windsor with 67 cases, and Halton Region with 64. Other public health units reported 60 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 15,677 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 907,001. That means that 2.152 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 11,910 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 317,240 administered across the province so far. That’s 2.152 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 152 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning. A total of 3,883 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 3,883 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 6,300. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 1.407 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 and yesterday’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 and this week 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, five on Wednesday, and 10 on Thursday. This brings the total number of deaths to 299. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,338 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 260,370 total cases, with 232,480 cases resolved. There are 1,338 cases in hospitals, with 358 in intensive care and 276 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 44, the number of those in intensive care decreased by 19, and patients on ventilators decreased by 15 since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 7,656 with 5,997 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,360 active cases, decreasing by 39 since Wednesday and 43 active outbreaks, down by three since Wednesday.

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 24.6 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 60 cases)
Pelham 23.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 44 cases)
Wainfleet 10.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 7 cases)
West Lincoln 21.5 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 36 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 25 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 95 cases)
Niagara Falls 24.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 254 cases)
NOTL 50.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 96 cases)
Port Colborne 11.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 21 cases)
St. Catharines 34.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 496 cases)
Thorold 26.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 61 cases)
Welland 26 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 145 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