The Ontario government reported 3,326 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average to 3,452.
The Niagara Region reported 136 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 189.
There were also 62 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 5,189 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.
Niagara Region reported three new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday. In total, 208 people have died from the virus in the region.
“Ontario is reporting 3,326 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 71,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 968 new cases in Toronto, 572 in Peel, 357 in York Region, and 268 in Windsor-Essex County,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Thursday morning.
Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Ottawa with 144 new cases, Hamilton with 107 new cases, London with 102 cases, Waterloo with 100 cases, Durham Region with 93 cases, Halton Region with 85, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 80. Other public health units reported 70 cases or less.
Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara
More than 14,237 vaccine doses were administered in Canada as of Thursday, bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 433,446. That means that 1.086 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine
Over 14,237 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 159,021 administered across the province so far. That’s 0.982 per cent of the provincial population.
An initial vaccine supply arrived in the Niagara Region Tuesday. As of Thursday, a total of 142 doses have been administered in the region in long-term care homes.
Niagara Region trends
The Niagara Region numbers skyrocketed to 471 cases on Monday, more than doubling the previous new daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8. This is also the largest single-day jump ever seen in the region. However, it was due to a backlog of cases being updated.
Yesterday’s numbers moved up again closer to the previous daily record of 196. Today’s report of 136 and Tuesday’s report of 117 fell in line with the past week’s reports that remained above 100 after Tuesday’s slight drop with 89 cases reported.
The death count went up by three today, and by 10 on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 208. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
1,657 cases in Ontario hospitals
Ontario has now had 228,310 total cases, with 193,814 cases resolved. There are 1,657 cases in hospitals, with 388 in intensive care and 280 on ventilators.
Hospitalized cases decreased by 17, the number of those in intensive care increased by three, and patients on ventilators increased by 4 since Wednesday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 6,110 with 4,364 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,538 active cases, increasing by 47 since yesterday and 49 active outbreaks, up by three 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 19.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 56 cases)
Lincoln 33.6 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 82 cases)
Pelham 26.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 47 cases)
Wainfleet 17.8 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 12 cases)
West Lincoln 36 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 57 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 24.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 81 cases)
Niagara Falls 34.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 326 cases)
NOTL 32.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 62 cases)
Port Colborne 11.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 22 cases)
St. Catharines 41.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 590 cases)
Thorold 28.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 62 cases)
Welland 22.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 127 cases)