Ontario reports 1,373 COVID-19 cases, with the highest death count since June; Niagara Region reports 17, with two new deaths

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 1,373 new COVID-19 cases today, 35 new deaths. The Niagara Region reported 17 cases today, with two new deaths. (Photo credit: Canva.com).

Ontario reported 1,373 new COVID-19 cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 1,009. COVID-19 deaths today were at the highest daily number since early June.

The Niagara Region reported 17 new cases today, decreasing by six since yesterday’s report of 23. The region also reported two more deaths.

There are 35 new deaths reported in Ontario today, the highest daily death count since June 3. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 3,554. There were two deaths reported today in the Niagara Region. In total, 83 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,373 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 445 new cases in Toronto, 415 in Peel and 136 in York Region. There are 1,476 more resolved cases and nearly 36,100 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 61 new cases, Hamilton with 49 cases, and Windsor with 48 new cases. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Niagara Region reported numbers under 30 after the spike of cases seen this weekend with 36 cases reported on Saturday. This is the highest daily case count since Nov. 10 when the region saw a new record high of 63 cases. The previous high was on June 3 with 40 cases.

523 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 106,510 total cases, with 90,074 cases resolved. There are currently 523 cases in hospitals, with 159 in intensive care and 106 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 11, the number of those in intensive remained the same and patients on ventilators increased by 15 since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,037 with 1,746 resolved. Of those cases, there are 208 active cases, increasing by seven since yesterday and 19 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 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 11 cases)
Lincoln 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 9 cases)
Pelham 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 4 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 6.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 9 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 25 cases)
Niagara Falls 7.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 63 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 cases)
St. Catharines 3.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 48 cases)
Thorold 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 14 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