Ontario reports 3,530 COVID cases over the weekend; Niagara reports 43

Ontario reported 1,746 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 3,530 new cases over the weekend. Niagara Region reported 14 cases today and 43 cases over the weekend. (Image by rottonara from Pixabay)

Ontario reported 1,746 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 3,530 new cases over the weekend. Meanwhile, Niagara Region reported 14 cases today 43 new cases over the weekend.

In Ontario, there were 1,822 new cases reported on Saturday and 1,708 new cases reported on Sunday.

On Saturday in the Niagara Region, there were 18 new cases reported. On Sunday there were 25 new cases.

“Ontario is reporting 1,746 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 622 new cases in Toronto, 390 in Peel and 217 in York Region. There are 1,320 more resolved cases and over 39,400 tests completed,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include Durham Region with 108 new cases, Waterloo with 74 new cases, and Hamilton with 54. Other public health units reported 40 cases or less.

There were 29 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province and 24 deaths reported on Sunday. There are 24 new deaths reported today. There have been 3,648 deaths in Ontario to date.

There were no new deaths reported over the weekend in the Niagara Region. There is one new death reported today. In total, 84 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

Niagara Region continues to report numbers under 30 after the spike of cases seen last 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.

586 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 114,746 total cases, with 97,319 cases resolved. There are currently 586 cases in hospitals, with 156 in intensive care and 91 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 45, the number of those in intensive increased by five and patients on ventilators decreased by 10 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,142 with 1,854 resolved. Of those cases, there are 204 active cases, decreasing by 12 since Friday and 18 active outbreaks, the 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 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 12 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 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 case)
West Lincoln 7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 25 cases)
Niagara Falls 6.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 64 cases)
NOTL 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 1 cases)
St. Catharines 3.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 47 cases)
Thorold 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 2.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 16 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