Ontario reports 2,320 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 49

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

Ontario reported 2,320 new cases today, up from the 2,073 new cases on Tuesday. This brings the seven-day average to 2,826.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 49 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 81.

There were also 32 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,374 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 398 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,320 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 45,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 712 new cases in Toronto, 452 in Peel, 157 in York Region and 139 in Durham and 113 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 221,614 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Wednesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 16,779,546. That means that 40.726 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 140,785 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 6,491,666 administered across the province so far. That’s 44.036 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,264 new doses were administered as of Wednesday morning.

A total of 71,009 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 208,954. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 46.653 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 until May 19, with a possible two-week extension, that has yet to be confirmed.

Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 100 over the weekend and beginning of the week, with 77 cases on Saturday, 95 on Sunday, 75 on Monday, and 82 on Tuesday. There were 49 cases reported on Wednesday, the new lowest daily case count since March 29 when 39 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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend. One new death was reported on Tuesday and on Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the Region is 398.

1,673 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 499,412 total cases, with 461,076 cases resolved. There are 1,673 cases in hospitals, with 776 in intensive care and 559 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 109, the number of those in intensive care decreased by 26, and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by nine since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 14,915 with 12,952 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,565 active cases, down by 99 since Tuesday and 33 active outbreaks, up by four since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 23.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 69 cases)
Lincoln 19.2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 47 cases)
Pelham 30 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 54 cases)
Wainfleet 34.2 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 23 cases)
West Lincoln 29.1 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 46 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 18.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 62 cases)
Niagara Falls 30.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 289 cases)
NOTL 22.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 43 cases)
Port Colborne 37.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 71 cases)
St. Catharines 36.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 520 cases)
Thorold 43.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 94 cases)
Welland 37.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 211 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