Ontario reports 914 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 12

Ontario reported 914 new cases today, up slightly from Thursday’s report of 870. This brings the seven-day average to 889.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 12 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 29.

There were also 19 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,820 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 407 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 914 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 32,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 214 new cases in Toronto, 169 in Peel, 69 in Durham, 59 in Hamilton and 57 in the Porcupine Health Unit region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 279,974 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 25,213,498. That means that 59.792 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 6.546 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 168,322 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 9,661,327 administered across the province so far. That’s 65.523 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 5,662 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 114,906 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Friday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 305,798. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 68.276 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, 29 on Thursday, and 12 on Friday.

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. One new death was reported on Friday. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 407.

687 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 534,675 total cases, with 516,396 cases resolved. There are 687 cases in hospitals, with 522 in intensive care, and 357 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 42, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 24, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 13 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,844 with 14,917 resolved. Of those cases, there are 520 active cases, down by 50 since Thursday and 10 active outbreaks, same as Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 25 cases)
Lincoln 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 11 cases)
Pelham 8.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 15 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 6.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 31 cases)
Niagara Falls 14.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 136 cases)
NOTL 6.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 13 cases)
Port Colborne 10.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 20 cases)
St. Catharines 11.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 162 cases)
Thorold 11.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 24 cases)
Welland 11.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 66 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