Ontario reports 721 COVID-19 cases today, no new deaths; Niagara reports 12 new cases with one new death

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region 721 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario and 12 new cases in Niagara today.

Ontario reported 721 new COVID-19 cases today, a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 746 cases and Monday’s report of 807.

The Niagara Region reports 12 new COVID-19 cases today, increasing by 11 since yesterday.

“Ontario is reporting 721 cases of #COVID19 as over 32,200 tests were completed. Locally, there are 270 new cases in Toronto, 170 new cases in Peel and 79 in York Region. There are 783 more resolved cases.,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include Hamilton with 41 new cases, Ottawa with 39 cases, Durham Region with 22 new cases, and the Halton Region, with 21 new cases.

There have been no new COVID deaths reported today in Ontario after the highest daily death count since July was reported yesterday with 11 deaths. This is the first time no deaths have been reported since Sept. 26. There has been one new death reported in the Niagara Region today, the first new death reported since Oct. 5.

The Niagara Region reported saw a slight spike in numbers over the weekend the long weekend but saw a drop in cases yesterday, with the lowest number of cases reported since Sept. 23. Cases have remained below 20 since Sept. 27, with most numbers ranging from nine to 12 cases, including today’s report of 12 new cases. On Saturday and Monday, numbers were above this range with the 16 cases reported on both days.

Ontario has now had 61,413 total cases, with 52,512 cases resolved. There have been 3,017 deaths. There are currently 231 cases in hospitals, with 64 in intensive care and 35 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases and the number of those on ventilators have increased by one and the number of those in intensive care has increased by four.

The total number of confirmed cases as of yesterday in the Niagara Region is now at 1,226 with 1,073 resolved. Of those cases, there are 87 active cases, dropping 12 since yesterday and six active outbreaks, dropping two since yesterday. There have been 66 new deaths.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 1.0 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 3 cases)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 cases)
Pelham 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 1 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 1.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 4 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 23 cases)
NOTL 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 4 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 case)
St. Catharines 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 28 cases)
Thorold 6.0 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 12 case)
Welland 0.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 4 cases)

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