Ontario reports 6,306 new cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 244

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 6,306 new cases over the weekend. There were 244 reported over the weekend in the Niagara Region and 22 more deaths were added today.

Ontario reported 6,306 new cases over the weekend and the Niagara Region reported 244. Due to the statutory holiday, Monday’s numbers will not be released until tomorrow.

There were 2,159 new cases reported on Friday, 2,142 case reported on Saturday and 2,005 new cases reported on Sunday in the province.

Niagara Region reported 82 cases today, with 102 new cases on Friday, 61 cases on Saturday, and 81 cases on Sunday.

There were 43 new deaths reported on Friday in the province, 38 deaths reported on Saturday, and 18 deaths reported on Sunday. There have been 4,377 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

There were no new deaths reported over the weekend in the Niagara Region. There were 22 more deaths reported today. This is the first time the death count has been updated since Dec. 23. In total, 121 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,005 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 572 new cases in Toronto, 331 in Peel, 207 in York Region and 140 in Windsor-Essex County. 61,465 tests were completed on December 24th, 49,511 on December 25th and 41,783 on December 26th,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Sunday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 89 new cases, Halton Region with 80 cases, Hamilton with 74 cases, Durham Region with 71, and London with 53, Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.

The Niagara Region saw higher daily case numbers over the weekend and today with reports above 60 cases on all three days, surpassing 100 cases on Friday. However, numbers did not rise above the previous highest daily case count of 126 cases seen on Dec. 19.

Niagara Region, along with the whole province, is now in the Grey-Lockdown tier of the COVID-19 response framework. The change started on Saturday, Dec. 26 and will last until Jan. 23 for Niagara and 26 other public health unit regions in Southern Ontario.

823 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 171,416 total cases, with 147,178 cases resolved. As of Sunday, there are 823 cases in hospitals, with 285 in intensive care and 194 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 144, the number of those in intensive care increased by eight and patients on ventilators decreased by 18 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 3,615 with 2,734 resolved. Of those cases, there are 760 active cases, decreasing by 113 since Thursday and 24 active outbreaks, up by six since Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 9.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 27 cases)
Lincoln 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 23 cases)
Pelham 5.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 10 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 5 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 8.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 29 cases)
Niagara Falls 40.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 362 cases)
NOTL 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 10 cases)
Port Colborne 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 7 cases)
St. Catharines 13.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 185 cases)
Thorold 9.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 19 cases)
Welland 7.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 41 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