Ontario reports 4,783 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 151

Ontario reported 2,170 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 4,783 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 42 new cases on Monday and 151 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 2,584 new cases reported on Saturday, and 2,199 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 55 on Sunday.

There were 24 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 30 deaths reported on Sunday, and four reported today. It is the fewest deaths the province has reported in a single-day since March 22. There have been 8,489 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported one new death over the weekend. In total, 400 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,170 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 24,500 tests completed. Locally, there are 566 new cases in Toronto, 556 in Peel, 215 in York Region, 120 in Durham and 101 in Hamilton,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 187,256 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 18,603,136. That means that 45.218 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 112,330 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 7,177,145 administered across the province so far. That’s 48.675 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,928 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 79,035 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 227,637. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 50.825 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

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

COVID cases remained under 100 over the weekend and beginning of the week, with 96 cases on Saturday, 55 on Sunday, 42 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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 400.

1,320 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 511,486 total cases, with 477,128 cases resolved. There are 1,320 cases in hospitals, with 779 in intensive care and 536 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 262, the number of those in intensive care increased by two, and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by 24 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,243 with 13,507 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,336 active cases, down by 118 since Friday and 24 active outbreaks, down by eight since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 20.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 60 cases)
Lincoln 16.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 41 cases)
Pelham 19.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 35 cases)
Wainfleet 26.7 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 18 cases)
West Lincoln 24.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 39 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 14.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 49 cases)
Niagara Falls 26.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 249 cases)
NOTL 21.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 41 cases)
Port Colborne 33.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 63 cases)
St. Catharines 34.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 486 cases)
Thorold 33.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 72 cases)
Welland 29.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 165 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