Ontario reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 1,417.
The Niagara Region reports 20 new cases, an increase from yesterday’s report of 16.
“Ontario is reporting 1,210 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 361 new cases in Peel, 346 in Toronto and 143 in York Region. There are 1,376 more resolved cases and over 41,800 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.
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Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Durham Region with 57 new cases, Hamilton and Ottawa with 37 new cases, and Haton Region with 35 cases. Other public health units reported 35 cases or less.
There are 28 new deaths reported in Ontario today. This is a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 32, the highest daily deaths seen since June 20. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 3,443. There are two new deaths reported yesterday in the Niagara Region. There were no new deaths reported today. In total, 81 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.
Niagara cases continue to decrease, with numbers remaining below 30 since last Tuesday when the new highest COVID case count of 63 was reported. The previous high was on June 3 with 40 cases.
526 cases in Ontario hospitals
Ontario has now had 99,372 total cases, with 83,301 cases resolved. There are currently 526 cases in hospitals, with 146 in intensive care and 88 on ventilators.
Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases decreased by nine, but the number of those in intensive increased by 19 and patients on ventilators increased by 10 since yesterday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,904 with 1,646 resolved. Of those cases, there are 177 active cases, decreasing by nine since yesterday and 16 14 active outbreaks, up by two 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 1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 3 cases)
Lincoln 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 16 cases)
Pelham 3.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 7 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 1.9 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 3 cases)
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 6.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 21 cases)
Niagara Falls 4.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 42 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 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 50 cases)
Thorold 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 8 cases)
Welland 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 15 cases)