Ontario reports 422 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 17

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

Ontario reported 170 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since early September. There were 422 cases over the weekend. There were eight new cases reported on Monday, and 17 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 209 new cases reported on Saturday and 213 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and seven on Sunday.

There were nine new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, nine deaths reported on Sunday and one reported today. There have been 9,215 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported no new deaths over the weekend. In total, 415 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 170 cases of #COVID19 and over 12,900 tests completed. Locally, there are 34 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 27 in Toronto, 18 in Grey Bruce and 13 in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit region,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 223,980 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 39,322,881. That means that 67.928 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 35.197 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 144,795 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 15,705,866 administered across the province so far. There are 5,687,477 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 38.572 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 7,011 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 181,243 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Monday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 478,318. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 66.5 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 33.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Current COVID-19 tier: Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Province wide-lockdown until June 11.

COVID cases remained under 10 over the weekend with 10 cases on Saturday and seven cases on Sunday. There were eight cases reported on 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. However, numbers surpassed the previous daily record of 196 reported on Jan. 8.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 415.

155 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 545,973 total cases, with 534,791 cases resolved. There are 155 cases in hospitals, with 228 in intensive care, and 157 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 24, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 24, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by three since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,256 with 15,722 resolved. Of those cases, there are 119 active cases, down by 12 since Friday, and four active outbreaks, same as Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 12 cases)
Lincoln 1.2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 3 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 6.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 20 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 7 cases)
St. Catharines 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 39 cases)
Thorold 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 7 cases)
Welland 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 6 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