Ontario and Niagara Region report new daily records with 4,249 cases in the province and 196 cases in the region

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reports 4,249 COVID-19 new cases with 26 new deaths. Niagara Region reports 196 cases with 15 deaths. (Photo: Canva.com).

Ontario government reported a new daily record high of 4,249 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the seven-day average to 3,394.

The Niagara Region reported 196, a new daily record, with 15 new deaths. In total, 186 people have died from the virus in the region.

There were 26 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario today. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 4,882.

“Ontario is reporting 4,249 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 71,500 tests completed. Locally, there are 1,382 new cases in Toronto, 691 in Peel, 427 in York Region, 213 in Niagara and 184 in Windsor-Essex County,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Friday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 176 news cases, Durham Region with 170 cases, Ottawa with 154 cases, Waterloo with 147 cases, London with 115, Halton Region with 134, Halton Region with 95, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph with 85, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 75. Other public health units reported 70 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario

More than 16,083 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday, bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 248,348. 0.661 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 2,113 of today’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 87,563 administered across the province so far. That’s 0.6 per cent of the provincial population

The Niagara Region reported a new daily record today of 196. This surpassed the previous daily record of 138 seen on Dec. 29. Numbers this week have remained above 100 and increased each day after Tuesday’s slight drop with 89 cases reported.

The death count went up by 15 today after jumping up by 29 on Wednesday. This is similar to the large death count jumps seen on Dec. 28 when it rose by 22 and Dec. 30, when it rose by 21, bringing the total number of deaths to 186. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,446 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 208,394 total cases, with 175,309 cases resolved. There are 1,446 cases in hospitals, with 369 in intensive care and 250 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 26, the number of those in intensive care increased by six and patients on ventilators increased by nine since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 4,920 with 3,721 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1013 active cases, increasing by 75 since yesterday and 46 active outbreaks, up by two since yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 14.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 42 cases)
Lincoln 27.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 67 cases)
Pelham 21.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 38 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 36.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 53 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 13.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 44 cases)
Niagara Falls 27.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 249 cases)
NOTL 10.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 18 cases)
Port Colborne 8.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 15 cases)
St. Catharines 24.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 323 cases)
Thorold 18.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 38 cases)
Welland 13.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 72 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