Ontario reports 4,212 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 199

After yesterday’s drop in new COVID cases, numbers are back up again in both Ontario and Niagara.

Ontario reported 4,212 new cases of COVID-19 today against 3,469 yesterday. The seven-day average is now 4,327.

The Niagara Region reported 199 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 144.

There were also 32 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,789 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 385 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 4,212 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 51,900 tests completed. Locally, there are 1,249 new cases in Toronto, 771 in Peel, 386 in York Region, 276 in Hamilton and 214 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 199,239 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Wednesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 10,680,657. That means that 25.598 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 136,695 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 4,131,882 administered across the province so far. That’s 28.022 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 4,164 new doses were administered as of Wednesday morning.

A total of 46,712 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 46,712 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 75,497 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 142,949. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 31.916 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown until May 20.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained above 100 over the weekend with 143 cases on Saturday, and 169 cases on both Sunday and Monday. Cases decreased slightly on Tuesday with 144 cases reported. Cases were back up on Wednesday with 199 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. However, numbers surpassed the previous daily record of 196 reported on Jan. 8.

Five new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. No new deaths were reported on Tuesday. One new death was reported today. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic in the region is 385.

2,335 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 429,123 total cases, with 378,417 cases resolved. There are 2,335 cases in hospitals, with 790 in intensive care and 566 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 25, the number of those in intensive care increased by 17, and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 29 since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 12,482 with 10,077 resolved. Of those cases, there are 2,020 active cases, up by 171 since Tuesday and 18 active outbreaks, up by two since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 30.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 90 cases)
Lincoln 40.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 100 cases)
Pelham 60 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 108 cases)
Wainfleet 28.2 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 19 cases)
West Lincoln 29.1 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 46 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 20.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 67 cases)
Niagara Falls 32.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 314 cases)
NOTL 27 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 51 cases)
Port Colborne 54.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 104 cases)
St. Catharines 38.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 540 cases)
Thorold 54.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 118 cases)
Welland 75.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 419 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