Ontario reported 210 new COVID-19 cases, down from yesterday’s report of 194. This brings the seven-day average to 206.
Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported three new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of six.
There were also four new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,228 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.
Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 415 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.
“Ontario is reporting 210 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 25,900 tests completed. Locally, there are 52 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 23 in Peel Region, 19 in Hamilton, 18 in Toronto and 17 in Grey Bruce,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday morning.
Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara
More than 443,443 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 41,135,108. That means that 68.375 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 39.503 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Over 268,884 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 16,395,063 administered across the province so far. There are 6,312,906 people fully vaccinated. Against a population of 14,789,778, that’s about 42.684 per cent of residents.
Niagara Health reported 8,476 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning.
A total of 195,495 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Thursday.
The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 509,396. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 67 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 39.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Niagara Region trends
Current COVID-19 tier: Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Stage 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening from June 1 to June 30.
COVID cases remained under 10 over the weekend with 10 cases on Saturday and seven cases on Sunday. There were seven cases reported on Monday, two reported on Tuesday, six were reported on Wednesday, and three on Thursday.
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 415.
194 cases in Ontario hospitals
Ontario has now had 546,621 total cases, with 535,577 cases resolved. There are 194 cases in hospitals, with 215 in intensive care, and 145 on ventilators.
Hospitalized cases decreased by seven, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by five, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 10 since Wednesday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,266 with 15,754 resolved. Of those cases, there are 97 active cases, down by seven since Wednesday, and three active outbreaks, same as Wednesday.
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 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 cases)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 4 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 7 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 15 cases)
NOTL 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 4 cases)
Port Colborne 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 7 cases)
St. Catharines 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 36 cases)
Thorold 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 5 cases)
Welland 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 6 cases)