Ontario reports 345 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 12

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Photo Credit: BigStock

Ontario reported 345 new cases today, down from yesterday’s report of 370. This brings the seven-day average to 411.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 12 new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of 11.

There was also one new death reported in the province today. There have been 8,994 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 411 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 345 cases of #COVID19 and over 26,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 85 new cases in Waterloo, 50 in Toronto, 50 in Peel, 29 in Hamilton and 22 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 345,327 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 31,230,419. That means that 65.654 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 16.514 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 210,638 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 12,153,663 administered across the province so far. There are 2,547,241 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 17.275 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 5,243 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 142,381 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Friday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 376,764. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 64.5 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 14.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown extended until June 2.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 20 over the weekend with 15 cases on Saturday and 14 cases on Sunday. There were six cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three cases were reported. Cases rose to 17 cases on Tuesday and dropped to 12 on Wednesday. There were 11 cases reported on Thursday and 12 on Friday.

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. No new deaths were reported today. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 411.

378 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 541,525 total cases, with 528,421 cases resolved. There are 378 cases in hospitals, with 352 in intensive care, and 221 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 10, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 10, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 11 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,107 with 15,426 resolved. Of those cases, there are 270 active cases, down by six since Thursday and seven active outbreaks, down by one since Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 3.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 10 cases)
Lincoln 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 9 cases)
Pelham 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 5 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 11 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 9 cases)
Niagara Falls 8.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 78 cases)
NOTL 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 14 cases)
Port Colborne 2.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 5 cases)
St. Catharines 5.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 77 cases)
Thorold 8.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 19 cases)
Welland 5.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 30 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