Ontario reports 2,877 COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 66

Over the weekend, COVID-19 cases have been dropping across the province and in the Niagara region.

Ontario reported 1,265 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 2,877 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 28 new cases on Monday and 66 cases over the weekend.

There were 1,388 new cases reported on Saturday and on Sunday there were 1,489 cases reported.

Niagara Region reported 43 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 23 cases on Sunday.

There were 45 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 22 deaths reported on Sunday, and 33 reported today. There have been 6,538 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported eight new deaths over the weekend and three deaths reported on Monday. In total, 347 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,265 cases of #COVID19 and over 28,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 421 new cases in Toronto, 256 in Peel and 130 in York Region,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Durhan Region with 61 new cases, Ottawa with 50 cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 43 cases, and Windsor with 40. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 9,828 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 1,087,125. That means that 2.384 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 6,987 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 386,171 administered across the province so far. That’s 2.619 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 149 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning. A total of 6,297 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 6,297 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 8,714. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 1.946 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

The Niagara Region numbers remain under 50 per day over the weekend and on Monday, with the numbers dropping to as low as 23. The last time the region saw daily case numbers that low was on Dec. 7 when 20 cases were reported.

Case numbers over the weekend 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 eight over the weekend and three on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 347. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

901 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 279,472 total cases, with 258,603 cases resolved. There are 901 cases in hospitals, with 335 in intensive care and 226 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 142, the number of those in intensive care increased by 10, and patients on ventilators increased by one since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,214 with 7,222 resolved. Of those cases, there are 645 active cases, decreasing by 259 since Friday and 43 active outbreaks, down by two since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 =26 cases)
Lincoln 13.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 22 cases)
Pelham 11.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 22 cases)
Wainfleet 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 6 cases)
West Lincoln 16.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 28 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 36 cases)
Niagara Falls 13.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 147 cases)
NOTL 9.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 18 cases)
Port Colborne 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 6 cases)
St. Catharines 16.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 242 cases)
Thorold 9.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 23 cases)
Welland 9.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 52 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