Ontario reported 704 new COVID-19 cases today and over 1,400 new cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 14 new cases this weekend and 15 new cases today.
In Ontario, there were 805 new cases reported on Saturday and 658 new cases reported on Sunday.
In Niagara on Saturday there were six new cases. On Sunday there were eight new cases. The Niagara Region reported one new death today, the third death reported since last Wednesday.
“Ontario is reporting 704 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 31,900 tests were completed. Locally, there are 244 new cases in Toronto, 168 in Peel, 103 in York Region and 51 in Ottawa. There are 607 more resolved cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.
All other public health units reported 25 cases or less today.
On the weekend, the province reported a total of 1,463 new cases, with Niagara Region reporting 14.
There were 15 new deaths reported over the weekend in Ontario. There were 10 new deaths on Saturday, and five on Sunday. There were four new deaths reported today.
There was one new death reported today in the Niagara Region. This is the third death reported in less than a week, with one new death last Friday (Oct. 16) and another on Oct. 14. There were no new deaths reported over the weekend.
The Niagara Region cases have remained below 20 since Sept. 27, with most numbers ranging from nine to 12 cases. Saturday and Sunday reported numbers slightly below this will six reported Saturday and seven reported Sunday. Sunday was the fourth day in a row that the region reported less than 10 cases. Today’s report of 15 cases is the highest case count since last Monday.
Ontario has now had 65,075 total cases, with 55,978 cases resolved. There have been 3,050 deaths. There are currently 252 cases in hospitals, with 69 in intensive care and 40 on ventilators.
Ontario saw a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals last week but saw a slight drop in total cases over the weekend. Hospitalized cases decreased by nine, but the number of those in intensive care increased by two and those on ventilators increased by five since Friday.
The total number of confirmed cases as of Sunday in the Niagara Region is now at 1,268 with 1,134 resolved. Of those cases, there are 66 active cases, dropping nine since Friday and five active outbreaks. There have been 68 deaths.
West Niagara COVID-19 active cases
Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.
Grimsby 2.0 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 6 cases)
Lincoln 0.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 1 case)
Pelham 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 1 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 0 case)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 5 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 14 cases)
NOTL 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 case)
St. Catharines 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 21 cases)
Thorold 1.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 3 case)
Welland 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 9 cases)