Ontario reports 8,803 COVID-19 cases on the weekend as Saturday sets record

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reports 4,249 COVID-19 new cases with 26 new deaths. Niagara Region reports 196 cases with 15 deaths. (Photo: Canva.com).

Ontario reported 3,270 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, just slightly below a new record set Saturday in the province.

The Niagara Region reported 100 new cases on Monday and 350 cases over the weekend.

A new daily case record of 3,363 cases was reported Saturday in the province. There were 2,476 new cases reported on Friday. On Sunday there were 2,964 new cases.

Niagara Region reported 109 new cases on Friday, 123 cases on Saturday, and 118 cases on Sunday.

There were 51 new deaths reported on Friday in the province, 44 deaths reported on Saturday, 25 deaths reported on Sunday, and 29 reported today. There have been 4,679 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported no new deaths over the weekend. In total, 142 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 3,270 cases of #COVID19 and over 39,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 917 new cases in Toronto, 581 in Peel, 389 in York Region, 246 in Windsor-Essex County and 131 in Ottawa,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 126 new cases, Durham Region with 122 cases, London with 98 cases, Hamilton with 94, Lambton with 77, and Halton Region with 70. Other public health units reported 60 cases or less.

The Niagara Region reported 350 cases over the weekend with over 100 cases reported each day. However, the reports did not surpass the new daily record of 138 seen on Dec. 29. The previous highest daily case count was 126 cases seen on Dec. 19.

Niagara Region, along with the whole province, is 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.

1,190 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 194,232 total cases, with 164,775 cases resolved. There are 1,190 cases in hospitals, with 333 in intensive care and 194 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 45, the number of those in intensive care decreased by four and patients on ventilators decreased by 16 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 4,398 with 3,255 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1001 active cases, increasing by 148 since Thursday and 43 active outbreaks, up by 17 since Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 15.3 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 44 cases)
Lincoln 22.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 54 cases)
Pelham 11.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 19 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 27.2 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 39 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 12.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 42 cases)
Niagara Falls 31.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 286 cases)
NOTL 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 15 cases)
Port Colborne 10 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 19 cases)
St. Catharines 22.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 294 cases)
Thorold 17.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 35 cases)
Welland 15.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 84 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