Ontario reports 670 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 22

Ontario reported 270 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since mid-September. There were 670 cases over the weekend. There were nine new cases reported on Monday, and 22 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 355 new cases reported on Saturday and 315 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and seven on Sunday.

There were 13 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 12 deaths reported on Sunday and three reported today. There have been 9,022 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported no new deaths over the weekend. In total, 411 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 270 cases of #COVID19 and over 13,800 tests completed. Locally, there are 47 new cases in Toronto, 44 in the Region of Waterloo, 42 in Peel, 22 in York Region, 12 in Ottawa and 12 in Niagara,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 207,060 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 32,396,334. That means that 65.947 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 19.014 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 118,625 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 12,669,775 administered across the province so far. There are 2,972,700 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 20.161 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,942 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 147,485 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 391,351. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 64.8 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 16.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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

COVID cases remained under 15 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and 14 cases on Sunday. There were nine 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 411.

261 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 542,468 total cases, with 529,992 cases resolved. There are 261 cases in hospitals, with 323 in intensive care, and 202 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 117, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 29, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 19 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,138 with 15,488 resolved. Of those cases, there are 239 active cases, down by 31 since Friday, and eight active outbreaks, up by one since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 14 cases)
Lincoln 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 8 cases)
Pelham 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 2 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 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 9 cases)
Niagara Falls 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 62 cases)
NOTL 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 10 cases)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 71 cases)
Thorold 10.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 22 cases)
Welland 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 22 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