A rough three days for new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region as ongoing cases surpass 300

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Published December 6, 2021 at 12:49 pm

The weekend of December 4-5 yielded a startlingly high amount of new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region with an additional death and this week isn’t starting much better.

Saturday saw 40 new cases – the highest since 49 cases on November 13 – followed by another 29 on Sunday.

With 25 cases today (November 6), the region has hit 303 ongoing cases, the first time it’s been over 300 since early September.

At the moment, 15 people are in Niagara hospitals – five of them in the ICU.

St. Catharines continues to be the hardest hit in the region with 82 ongoing cases with Niagara Falls not far behind at 70.

From there it’s a sizable drop-off to 38 ongoing cases in Welland while Fort Erie has 30 followed by Grimsby at 21. Three more municipalities are registering in the double digits as Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Thorold have 15, 14 and 11 cases respectively.

Of the remaining four municipalities, they range from one case in Wainfleet up to eight in Port Colborne.

 

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