Ontario reports 3,620 COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 67

Ontario reported 1,699 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 3,620 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 27 new cases on Monday and 67 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 1,829 new cases reported on Saturday, and on Sunday there were 1,791.

Niagara Region reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 26 on Sunday.

There were 11 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 18 deaths reported on Sunday, and three reported today. There have been 7,244 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported one new death over the weekend. In total, 374 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,699 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 31,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 500 new cases in Toronto, 318 in Peel 155 in York Region and 114 in Hamilton” 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 Ottawa with 85 new cases, Durham Region with 79, Simcoe-Muskoka with 64 cases, Halton Region with 57 cases, and Lambton with 42. Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 53,438 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 4,007,723. That means that 8.885 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 31,335 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 1,553,040 administered across the province so far. That’s 10.533 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 791 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 16,897 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 16,897 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 34,471 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 51,368. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 11.469 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

Region numbers rose slightly above 30 on Saturday and remained back below 30 on Sunday and Monday.

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.

One new COVID-19 related deaths has been reported over the weekend. The death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 374.

813 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 330,573 total cases, with 308,578 cases resolved. There are 813 cases in hospitals, with 298 in intensive care and 186 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 54, the number of those in intensive care increased by 11, and patients on ventilators increased by 10 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 9,210 with 8,494 resolved. Of those cases, there are 342 active cases, up by 23 since Friday and 19 23 active outbreaks, down by four since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 21 cases)
Lincoln 12.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 31 cases)
Pelham 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 13 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 12.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 20 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 18 cases)
Niagara Falls 6.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 65 cases)
NOTL 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 6 cases)
Port Colborne 2.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 5 cases)
St. Catharines 5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 71 cases)
Thorold 9.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 21 cases)
Welland 11.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 64 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