Ontario reports 733 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 41

Ontario reported 733 new cases today, up slightly from Tuesday’s report of 699. This brings the seven-day average to 978.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 41 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 13.

There were also 25 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,791 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 406 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 733 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 31,800 tests completed. Locally, there are 173 new cases in Toronto, 134 in Peel, 69 in York Region and 66 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 219,621 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Wednesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 24,388,967. That means that 58.314 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 139,901 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 9,342,121 administered across the province so far. That’s 63.358 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 4,904 new doses were administered as of Wednesday morning.

A total of 110,831 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Wednesday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 295,025. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 65.870 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

Niagara Region trends

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

COVID cases remained under 50 over the weekend with 22 cases on Saturday and 44 cases on Sunday. There were 10 cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three cases were reported. Cases rose slightly on Tuesday with 13 cases reported. There were 41 cases reported on Wednesday.

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. One new death was reported on Tuesday. No new deaths were reported today. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 406.

708 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 532,891 total cases, with 513,436 cases resolved. There are 708 cases in hospitals, with 576 in intensive care, and 399 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 96, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by seven, and the number of those on ventilators increased by 12 since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,804 with 14,797 resolved. Of those cases, there are 601 active cases, down by 22 since Tuesday and 11 active outbreaks, down by one since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 9.2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 27 cases)
Lincoln 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 10 cases)
Pelham 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 16 cases)
Wainfleet 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 6 cases)
West Lincoln 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 14 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 10.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 34 cases)
Niagara Falls 17.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 167 cases)
NOTL 8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 15 cases)
Port Colborne 12.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 24 cases)
St. Catharines 13.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 190 cases)
Thorold 10.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 23 cases)
Welland 13.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 73 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