Ontario reports 3,295 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 114

Ontario reported 3,295 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the seven-day average to 3,093.

The Niagara Region reported 114 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 133.

There were also 19 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,494 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 376 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 3,295 cases of #COVID19 and over 63,800 tests completed. Locally, there are 933 new cases in Toronto, 649 in Peel, 386 in York Region, 165 in Durham and 160 in Ottawa,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include London with 125 new cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 124, Hamilton with 83, and Waterloo with 64 cases. Other public health units reported 65 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 165,444 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 7,155,588. That means that 16.855 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 108,563 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 2,834,784 administered across the province so far. That’s 19.225 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,518 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning.

A total of 32,271 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 31,259 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 56,448 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 96,351. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 21.512 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

VACCINE IN GRIMSBYGrimsby pharmacy has Astra Zeneca vaccine supply

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

The region reported cases over 100 this weekend with 111 cases on Friday and 110 cases on Sunday. Cases were back below 100 for the remainder of the weekend with 82 cases on Saturday, 99 cases on Monday, and 72 cases on Tuesday. Case numbers rose back above on Wednesday and Thursday with 133 and 114 cases 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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend or the week. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 376.

1,417 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 374,112 total cases, with 338,559 cases resolved. There are 1,417 cases in hospitals, with 525 in intensive care and 331 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 20, the number of those in intensive care decreased by 21, and patients on ventilators increased by 20 since Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 10,382 with 9,189 resolved. Of those cases, there are 817 active cases, up by 18 since Wednesday and 33 active outbreaks, up by two since Wednesday.**

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 14.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 43 cases)
Lincoln 18.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 45 cases)
Pelham 16.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 29 cases)
Wainfleet 11.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 8 cases)
West Lincoln 19 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 30 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 24 cases)
Niagara Falls 15.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 149 cases)
NOTL 13.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 26 cases)
Port Colborne 16.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 31 cases)
St. Catharines 14.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 201 cases)
Thorold 26.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 57 cases)
Welland 40.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 224 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