Province reports highest COVID-19 daily cases ever; Niagara cases highest since June

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Ontario reported 700 new COVID-19 cases today, the highest daily case number ever recorded in the province. There were over 900 new cases reported this weekend.

In Niagara on Saturday there were 14 cases. On Sunday there were 24 new cases. Today the region reported 12 new cases.

“Ontario is reporting 700 cases of #COVID19 with more than 41,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 344 new cases in Toronto with 104 in Peel, 89 in Ottawa and 56 in York Region. 60% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Today’s provincial cases numbers are the highest Ontario has ever seen, with the last highest daily new case number of 640 reported on April 24.  

On the weekend, the province reported a total of 926 new cases, with Niagara Region reporting 38.

There were two new deaths reported over the weekend in Ontario, both on Sunday. There was one new death reported today. There have been no new deaths reported in the Niagara Region.

Case numbers in Ontario have continued to rise and fall over the last week, without dropping below 300 on any day.

The Niagara Region saw daily case numbers remain mostly below five before the weekend, except for Tuesday when seven new cases were reported. Saturday’s report is the first time the region saw case numbers in the double digits since Sept. 17, when 12 cases were reported. Sunday’s report was the first time the region has reported cases numbers that high since June 3, when 40 cases were reported.

Ontario has now had 50,531 total cases, with 43,127 cases resolved. There have been 2,840 deaths. There are currently 128 cases in hospitals, with 29 in intensive care and 17 on ventilators.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,060 with 910 resolved. Of those cases, there are 86 active cases and five active outbreaks. There have been 64 deaths.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 0.3 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 1 cases)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 case)
Pelham 0 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 0 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 0.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 3 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 31 cases)
NOTL 0 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne .5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 1 case)
St. Catharines 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 30 cases)
Thorold 0.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 2 case)
Welland 1.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 8 cases)

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