Ontario reports 958 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 32

Ontario is reporting 958 new cases of COVID-19, it’s the second day that news cases have been below 1,000 cases, bringing the seven-day average to 1,084.

The Niagara Region reported 32 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 18.

There were also 17 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,014 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. In total, 369 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 958 cases of #COVID19 and over 52,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 249 new cases in Toronto, 164 in Peel and 92 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Ottawa with 57 new cases, Hamilton with 47 new cases, Waterloo with 46 cases, and Durham Region with 41. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 45,997 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 2,064,235. That means that 3.981 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 27,398 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 754,419 administered across the province so far. That’s 5.116 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 169 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 10,973 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 10,973 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 13,295 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 24,268. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 5.418 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Re-Control

Region numbers remain under 30 per day over the weekend and so far this week, as the Niagara Region moved into the red-control tier of the COVID-19 response framework 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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

The death count did not go up over the weekend, Monday and Tuesday. No new deaths were reported today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 369.

See related: Niagara moving to red

668 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 303,763 total cases, with 286,352 cases resolved. There are 668 cases in hospitals, with 274 in intensive care and 188 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by nine, the number of those in intensive care decreased by 10, and patients on ventilators decreased by on since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,647 with 8,111 resolved. Of those cases, there are 167 active cases, decreasing by 43 since Tuesday and 17 active outbreaks, up by two since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 7 cases)
Lincoln 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 13 cases)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 8.2 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 13 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 10 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 36 cases)
NOTL 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 7 cases)
Port Colborne 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 1 cases)
St. Catharines 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 58 cases)
Thorold 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 5 cases)
Welland 1.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 8 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