Ontario reports 2,829 COVID cases over the weekend, with 500 hospitalized today; Niagara cases decreasing

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 1,487 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 2,829 new cases over the weekend. Meanwhile, Niagara Region reports 21 cases today and 45 new cases over the weekend.

Ontario reported 1,487 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 2,829 new cases over the weekend. Meanwhile, Niagara Region reports 21 cases today and 45 new cases over the weekend.

The town of Lincoln has jumped in its cases to 9.4 per 10,000 suggesting a new outbreak in the town. The Bench News has reached out to Niagara Public Health for comment.

In Ontario, there were 1,581 new cases reported on Saturday and 1,248 new cases reported on Sunday, a new daily case record.

On Saturday in the Niagara Region, there were 29 new cases reported. On Sunday there were 16 new cases.

“Ontario is reporting 1,487 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 508 new cases in Toronto, 392 in Peel and 170 in York Region. There are 992 more resolved cases and nearly 33,400 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include Waterloo with 67 new cases, Ottawa with 51 new cases, Halton with 46 new cases, and Durham with 45 new cases. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

There were 20 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province and 29 deaths reported on Sunday. There are 10 new deaths reported today. There have been 3,371 deaths in Ontario to date.

There were no new deaths reported in the Niagara Region over the weekend. There was one new death reported today. In total, 79 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

Niagara cases continue to decrease with this weekend reports, after the new highest COVID case count of 63 reported last Tuesday. The previous high was on June 3 with 40 cases.

500 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 95,496 total cases, with 79,295 cases resolved. There are currently 500 cases in hospitals, with 125 in intensive care and 70 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases increased by 48, the number of those in intensive care increased by 19, but those on ventilators increased by three since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,842 with 1,560 resolved. Of those cases, there are 203 active cases, decreasing by three since Friday and 14 active outbreaks, same as Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 0.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 2 cases)
Lincoln 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 23 cases)
Pelham 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 8 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 0 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 9.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 30 cases)
Niagara Falls 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 41 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 1 case)
St. Catharines 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 56 cases)
Thorold 6 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 12 cases)
Welland 3.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 17 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