Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Ontario is reporting 340 new COVID-19 cases Friday and 18 deaths, including several that occurred more than six weeks ago.

The province says 16 of the deaths, including one of a person under the age of 19, were reported for the first time on Friday due to data cleaning work.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 80 new cases in Toronto, 41 in York Region, 36 in Peel Region, 23 in Windsor-Essex, and 22 in the Region of Waterloo.

There are currently 110 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness and 76 on ventilators.

The province says 53,975 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered Thursday for a total of more than 19.7 million.

Of the province’s 626 long-term care homes, at least four are in an outbreak including Arbour Creek Long-Term Care Centre in Hamilton, and The Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington.

An active COVID-19 outbreak indicates that the home has at least one lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 (in resident or staff) and the local public health unit or the home has declared an outbreak.

Here are the COVID-19 numbers for our region:

Hamilton

  • 21,732 total cases – up 16 from previous
  • 20,710 resolved cases
  • 127 active cases
  • 404 deaths
  • 16 in hospital

Niagara Region

  • 16,368 total cases
  • 15,892 resolved cases
  • 56 active cases
  • 420 deaths
  • 0 in hospital

Halton Region

  • 18,252 total cases
  • 17,958 resolved cases
  • 57 active cases
  • 237 deaths
  • 4 in hospital

Brant

  • 3,453 total cases
  • 3,421 resolved cases
  • 12 active cases
  • 20 deaths
  • 1 in hospital

Haldimand-Norfolk

  • 2,748 total cases
  • 2,679 resolved cases
  • 15 active cases
  • 48 deaths