Ontario reports 583 COVID-19 cases today; Niagara Region reports 9

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region 583 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario and 9 new cases in Niagara today

Ontario reported 583 new COVID-19 cases today, a slight increase from yesterday’s report of 548. The Niagara Region reports nine new cases, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 17.

“Ontario is reporting 583 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 43,300 tests were completed. Locally, there are 173 new cases in Toronto, 121 in Ottawa, 75 in York Region and 70 in Peel. 60% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 707 more resolved cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario that also reported higher cases numbers include the Hamilton, with 25 new cases and the Simcoe Muskoka area with 23 new cases. The remainder of public health units reported 20 cases or fewer.

Today is the first time since Sept. 2 that the province has seen resolved case numbers higher than new infection numbers. This brought the number of active cases down to 5,344 from 5,469 since yesterday.

There was one new COVID death reported today in Ontario, a decrease from yesterday’s report of seven deaths. There are no new deaths in the Niagara Region today.

Today’s report shows an eight-case decrease in daily cases from the previous day. The region continues to report steady numbers since last week. After the 24 cases reported last Sunday, daily numbers remained below 20 and ranged from nine to 12 cases for the majority of the week, except for Tuesday when five cases were reported, Sunday when 16 cases were reported, and yesterday when 17 cases were reported.

Ontario has now had 55,945 total cases, with 47,613 cases resolved. There have been 2,988 deaths. There are currently 195 cases in hospitals, with 43 in intensive care and 28 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases, the number of those in intensive care and number of people on ventilators all increased by two since yesterday.

Hospitalized COVID-19 cases on the rise

Throughout August and the beginning of September, hospitalized cases generally remained below 100. With today’s report, the numbers continue to inch closer to 200. The province has not seen numbers above 200 since July 1 when 209 hospitalized cases were reported.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,156 with 945 resolved. Of those cases, there are 146 active cases and 10 active outbreaks, one of those outbreaks is at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School and is at Lundy Manor long-term care facility, both in Niagara Falls. There have been 65 deaths in the region.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 8 cases)
Lincoln 2.0 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 5 cases)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 46 cases)
NOTL 0 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne 2.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 5 case)
St. Catharines 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 50 cases)
Thorold 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 5 case)
Welland 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 10 cases)

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