With 34 new COVID-19 cases today, Niagara Region sits at 285 ongoing

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Published December 8, 2021 at 2:25 pm

With 34 new cases of COVID-19 today (December 8) and just 12 resolved, Niagara Region is currently sitting at 285 ongoing cases.

The 34 new cases is the third-highest number in December – a month only eight days old – but also in a region that’s 75.8 per cent fully vaccinated. (In fairness, those figures now include five to 11 years old, who are just closing in on 20 per cent first doses and zero with full vaccinations.)

At the moment, 17 people are in Niagara hospitals with the virus – six in ICU.

St. Catharines is now being challenged by Niagara Falls for the most cases with 70 and 69 respectively.

Next up with Fort Erie with 29 cases with Welland counting 28 and Grimsby sitting at 25. Lower in the double-digits is Lincoln with 16, Niagara-on-the-Lake showing 12 and Thorold with 10.

The four remaining municipalities go from a low of one case in Wainfleet up to eight cases in both Port Colborne and West Lincoln.

Niagara Region Public Health’s acting Medical Officer of Health Mustafa Hirji is urging strongly that parents of children between five and 11 years old move quickly on getting their kids vaccinated. In the below chart he provided, they are now the highest health risk of any age group.

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