Ontario reports 2,903 COVID-19 new cases; Niagara Region reports 120

Ontario government reported 2,903 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average to 3,523

The Niagara Region reported 120 new cases on Tuesday after yesterday’s report of 471 cases caused in part by an update of backlogged cases for the region.

There were 41 new deaths reported today. There have been 5,053 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The region reported ten new deaths on Monday and no new deaths today. In total, 196 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,903 cases of #COVID19, including eight new cases of the UK variant. Locally, there are 837 new cases in Toronto, 545 in Peel, 249 in York Region and 246 in Niagara. Over 44,800 tests were completed yesterday,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 166 new cases, Windsor with 158 new cases, Hamilton with 86 cases, Durham Region with 75 cases, London with 74 cases, Ottawa with 68, and Lambton with 63. Other public health units reported 60 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario

More than 18,506 vaccine doses were administered in Canada as of Monday evening, bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 377,560. That means that 0.974 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 11,448 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 133,553 administered across the province so far. That’s 0.91 per cent of the provincial population.

The Niagara Region numbers skyrocketed to 471 cases yesterday, more than doubling the previous new daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8. This is also the largest single-day jump ever seen in the region. However, it was due to a backlog of cases being updated.

Today’s report of 120 is in line with the past week’s reports that remained above 100 after Tuesday’s slight drop with 89 cases reported.

The death count went up by 10 yesterday and by 15 last Friday after jumping up by 29 last Wednesday. This brings the total number of deaths to 196. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,701 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 222,023 total cases, with 186,829 cases resolved. There are 1,701 cases in hospitals, with 385 in intensive care and 262 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 138, the number of those in intensive care decreased by two and patients on ventilators decreased by six since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 5,792 with 4,167 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,429 active cases, decreasing by nine since yesterday and 51 active outbreaks, up by one since yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 18.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 54 cases)
Lincoln 34 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 83 cases)
Pelham 28.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 51 cases)
Wainfleet 17.8 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 12 cases)
West Lincoln 35.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 51 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 20.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 68 cases)
Niagara Falls 32.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 296 cases)
NOTL 26.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 48 cases)
Port Colborne 10 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 19 cases)
St. Catharines 37.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 497 cases)
Thorold 30.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 62 cases)
Welland 19.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 109 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