Ontario reports 870 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 29

Ontario reported 870 new cases today, up slightly from Wednesday’s report of 733. This brings the seven-day average to 940.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 29 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 41.

There were also 10 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,801 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 870 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 34,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 225 new cases in Toronto, 167 in Peel and 49 in the Porcupine Health Unit region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 250,315 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 24,772,379. That means that 59.018 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 150,884 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 9,493,005 administered across the province so far. That’s 64.381 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 5,080 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning.

A total of 112,888 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Thursday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 300,116. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 67.007 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 and 29 on Thursday.

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.

729 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 533,761 total cases, with 514,999 cases resolved. There are 729 cases in hospitals, with 546 in intensive care, and 370 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 21, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 30, and the number of those on ventilators increased by 20 since Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,832 with 14,856 resolved. Of those cases, there are 570 active cases, down by 30 since Wednesday and 10 active outbreaks, down by one since Wednesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 26 cases)
Lincoln 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 11 cases)
Pelham 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 17 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 10.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 33 cases)
Niagara Falls 15.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 148 cases)
NOTL 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 14 cases)
Port Colborne 13.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 26 cases)
St. Catharines 12.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 178 cases)
Thorold 12 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 26 cases)
Welland 12.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 72 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