Ontario reports 1,478 COVID-19 cases, hospitalized cases up by 33; Niagara reports 24

Ontario reported 1,478 new COVID-19 cases today, 21 new deaths. Niagara Region reports 24, no new deaths. (Photo credit: Canva.com).

Ontario reported 1,478 new COVID-19 cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 1,373. There were 556 hospitalized cases reported today, up by 33 from yesterday’s report of 523.

The Niagara Region reported 24 cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 16.

“Ontario is reporting 1,478 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 572 new cases in Peel, 356 in Toronto and 111 in York Region. There are 1,365 more resolved cases and nearly 47,600 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 64 new cases, Hamilton with 59 cases, Durham Region with 47 new cases, and Windsor with 42 new cases. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

There are 21 new deaths reported in Ontario today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 3,575. There were two deaths reported yesterday in the Niagara Region. There are no new deaths reported today. In total, 83 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

Niagara Region continues to report 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.

556 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 109,361 total cases, with 92,915 cases resolved. There are currently 556 cases in hospitals, with 151 in intensive care and 105 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 33, the number of those in intensive decreased by eight and patients on ventilators decreased by one since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region as of yesterday is now at 2,059 with 1,763 resolved. Of those cases, there are 213 active cases, increasing by five since yesterday and 20 active outbreaks, up by one 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 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 8 cases)
Lincoln 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 9 cases)
Pelham 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 2 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 24 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 4.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 57 cases)
Thorold 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 15 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