Ontario reports 712 COVID-19 cases today, nine new deaths; Niagara reports six, one new death

712 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario today. Six cases reported in the Niagara Region.

Ontario reported 712 new COVID-19 cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 783 cases, and Wednesday’s report of 721. This is the fifth day in a row the province has reported cases numbers over 700.

Niagara Region reported six new cases, and another death today.

“Ontario is reporting 712 cases of #COVID19 as over 38,500 tests were completed. Locally, there are 213 new cases in Toronto, 135 in Peel, 108 in Ottawa and 62 in York Region. There are 713 more resolved cases.,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include the York Region with 62 new cases, the Halton Region with 46 cases, Hamilton with 30 new cases and the Durham Region with 27 new cases. All other public health units reported 25 cases or less.

There were nine new COVID deaths reported today in Ontario, up four from yesterday’s report of five. There was one new death reported today in the Niagara Region. The last death was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The Niagara Region cases have remained below 20 since Sept. 27, with most numbers ranging from nine to 12 cases. Today and yesterday reported numbers slightly below this will six reported today and seven reported yesterday.

Ontario has now had 62,908 total cases, with 54,004 cases resolved. There have been 3,031 deaths. There are currently 261 cases in hospitals, the highest number of daily hospitalized cases since June, with 67 in intensive care and 36 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases increased by eight, the number of those on ventilators increased by five and the number of those in intensive care also increased by five.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,233 with 1,097 resolved. Of those cases, there are 75 active cases, dropping ten since yesterday and five active outbreaks, increasing by one since yesterday. There have been 67 deaths.

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 0 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 0 cases)
Pelham 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 2 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 20 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 case)
St. Catharines 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 21 cases)
Thorold 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 10 case)
Welland 0.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 4 cases)

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