COVID-19 numbers in Niagara continue roller-coaster pattern


Published September 26, 2022 at 2:44 pm

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While many political leaders are declaring COVID-19 to be over and done, the numbers don’t lie. It’s still here and could be for a while.

While “COVID fatigue” is certainly understandable two and a half years after the pandemic began, Niagara Region numbers are clearly still a concern for residents and the medical community.

After 46,009 cases since it began in March 2020, Niagara has seen 612 deaths and an estimated 695 residents have caught COVID-19 in the last month.

As evidenced in the past two weeks, (see below) numbers are continuing in a roller-coaster pattern with peaks and valleys on a day-to-day basis.

As recently as five days ago (September 21), 75 new daily cases were reported, a number last eclipsed on August 30 with 78.

While 64 cases were hospitalized in the past 28 days, only six landed in ICU.

So far, local health officials have administered 1,129,006 vaccinations and while more than half the population has received their first booster (51.7 per cent), second boosters are going more slowly at 16.9 per cent.

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