COVID-19 numbers hammer Niagara Region over the Long Weekend

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Published September 7, 2021 at 9:28 am

COVID-19 numbers hammer Niagara Region over the Long Weekend

It was not a good Long Weekend in Niagara Region as new COVID-19 cases are continuing to pile up.

Starting with 40 new cases on Friday (September 3), they just kept coming in with 24 on Saturday, 55 on Sunday and another 24 on Monday.

At the moment, the region, which briefly flirted with one-case-a-day numbers in August, seems to be getting sucker-punched by the Delta variant, which is responsible (or believed to be responsible) for all the new cases.

Niagara Falls has now bypassed St Catharines as the city with the most cases, representing 73 of them compared to the Garden City’s 64.

Surprisingly, tiny Pelham, with a population of just over 17,000, now has 20 cases. Fort Erie and Thorold both have 21 while Welland, Lincoln and Grimsby have 17, 13 and 13 respectively.

The remaining four municipalities are recording between one and nine cases.

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