The Ontario government reported 2,290 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, a slight decrease from yesterday’s count of 2,432.
The Niagara Region reported 44 new COVID-19 cases yesterday and 52 cases on Wednesday. There were 55 new cases reported today. Niagara Region is in the orange tier of the province’s COVID-19 response framework. That may change Friday afternoon if the province moves the region to the red tier in its Friday press conference.
Active cases in West Niagara are in the teens, with Grimsby at 17 cases, Lincoln at 16 cases, Pelham at 13 cases, West Lincoln at 14 cases, and Wainfleet holding at 0 cases.
There were 40 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario today, This brings the total number in the province to 4,098. There are four new deaths reported Friday in Niagara. In total, 96 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.
“Ontario is reporting 2,290 cases of #COVID19 and over 68,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 691 new cases in Toronto, 361 in Peel, 296 in York Region, 207 in Windsor-Essex County and 126 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.
Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Durham Region with 89 new cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 61 cases, Halton Region with 57, Ottawa with 52, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph with 51. Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.
Niagara Region trends
The Niagara Region has seen case numbers drop slightly from the 61 cases reported on Tuesday, but numbers continue to top 40. Tuesday’s report was a significant jump from Monday’s 35 cases, but in line with the weekend reports of 65 cases on Saturday and 71 on Sunday, the highest daily case count yet since Nov. 10 when there were 63 cases reported.
Niagara Region is currently in the Orange-Control level.
919 cases in hospitals
Ontario has now had 151,257 total cases, with 129,417 cases resolved. There are currently 877 cases in hospitals, with 261 in intensive care and 168 on ventilators.
Hospitalized cases decreased by 42, the number of those in intensive care decreased by two and patients on ventilators decreased by four since yesterday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,822 with 2,284 resolved. Of those cases, there are 442 419 active cases, increasing by 23 since yesterday and 20 active outbreaks, down 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 6.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 17 cases)
Lincoln 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 16 cases)
Pelham 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 13 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 9.5 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 14 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 28 cases)
Niagara Falls 22 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 198 cases)
NOTL 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 9 cases)
Port Colborne 4.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 9 cases)
St. Catharines 6.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 88 cases)
Thorold 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 11 cases)
Welland 3.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 19 cases)