Ontario reports 4,901 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 131

Ontario reported 2,094 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 4,901 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 40 new cases on Monday and 131 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 2,453 new cases reported on Saturday, and on Sunday there were 2,448.

Niagara Region reported 82 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 49 on Sunday.

There were 16 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 19 deaths reported on Sunday, and 10 reported today. There have been 7,337 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported new deaths over the weekend. In total, 375 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,094 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 39,500 tests completed. Locally there are 618 new cases in Toronto, 368 in Peel, 277 in York Region, 132 in Ottawa and 104 in Durham,” 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 Halton Region with 74 new cases, London with 69, Hamilton with 61, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 58 cases. Other public health units reported 55 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 89,424 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 5,203,359. That means that 11.931 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 50,453 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 2,031,735 administered across the province so far. That’s 13.779 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 811 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 22,153 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 22,153 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 41,846 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 63,999. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 14.289 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

See story about vaccine rollout schedule in West Niagara

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

The region reported 82 cases on Saturday, the highest daily case count since Jan. 29 when 90 cases were reported. Sunday and Monday’s numbers dropped back below 50.

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.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 375.

841 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 345,234 total cases, with 318,932 cases resolved. There are 841 cases in hospitals, with 382 in intensive care and 236 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 72, the number of those in intensive care increased by 23, and patients on ventilators increased by 21 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 9,553 with 8,666 resolved. Of those cases, there are 512 active cases, up by 100 since Friday and 26 active outbreaks, up 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 10.6 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 31 cases)
Lincoln 15.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 37 cases)
Pelham 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 17 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 15.8 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 25 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 16 cases)
Niagara Falls 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 81 cases)
NOTL 10.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 19 cases)
Port Colborne 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 6 cases)
St. Catharines 9.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 130 cases)
Thorold 23.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 51 cases)
Welland 16.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 91 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