Ontario reports 2,315 COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 43

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Ontario reported 1,058 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 2,315 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported nine new cases on Monday and 43 cases over the weekend.

There were 1,228 new cases reported on Saturday and on Sunday there were 1,087 cases reported.

Niagara Region reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 19 cases on Sunday.

There were 28 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 13 deaths reported on Sunday, and 11 reported today. There have been 6,872 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported one new death over the weekend. In total, 366 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,058 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 31,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 325 new cases in Toronto, 215 in Peel and 87 in York Region,” 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 Hamilton with 56 new cases, Ottawa with 51 cases, Waterloo with 48 cases, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 47. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 21,978 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 1,514,248. That means that 2.878 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 12,922 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 569,455 administered across the province so far. That’s 3.862 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 166 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 9,251 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 9,251 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 4,426 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 13,677. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 3.054 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

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The Niagara Region numbers remain under 30 per day over the weekend dropping to nine on Monday, the lowest daily case count since last Thursday’s when three cases were reported.This was the lowest case count since Oct. 13 when one case was reported.

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 went up one over the weekend. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 366. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

646 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 294,144 total cases, with 276,937 cases resolved. There are 646 cases in hospitals, with 280 in intensive care and 189 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 43, the number of those in intensive care increased by 11, and patients on ventilators decreased by one since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,478 with 7,853 resolved. Of those cases, there are 259 active cases, decreasing by 35 since Friday and 18 active outbreaks, down by four since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

Note: Population numbers in brackets are The Bench News’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.

Grimsby 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 12 cases)
Lincoln 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 18 cases)
Pelham 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 7 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 1.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 7 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 23 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 59 cases)
NOTL 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 9 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 3.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 84 cases)
Thorold 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 17 cases)
Welland 2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 18 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