COVID-19 numbers in Niagara Region continue to slowly fall


Published January 31, 2022 at 4:33 pm

Today (January 31) saw the lowest number of new cases for COVID-19 in Niagara Region since December 21.

While Niagara Public Health continues to emphasize that due to a lack of testing, reported numbers should be considered underestimations, the stark reality is they are going in the right direction – down.

In fact, today’s new cases is listed at 100, the lowest since Niagara saw 65 on December 21.

With 263 cases resolved, that dropped the region to 2,995 known cases of COVID-19 – the first time it’s been under 3,000 in more than a month. In fact, just three weeks ago, Niagara was nudging close to 6,000.

On the sad side, there were another three deaths over the weekend in Niagara hospitals, bringing the region to 481 fatalities.

While Niagara Health is reporting 113 patients with the virus, the interesting twist is that 84 were admitted with COVID-19. The other 29 were admitted for other ailments but ended up having COVID-19, as well.

There are 26 patients in the ICU across Niagara.

St. Catharines with the region’s largest population is still at the top of the caseloads but has dropped below 1,000 for the first time in over a month with 925 known cases. Niagara Fall is next at 604 while Welland is looking at 344.

From there, it’s a sizeable drop-off with Lincoln showing 176 known cases, Fort Erie following at 163 and Grimsby with 157. Thorold, Port Colborne and Pelham are grouped together at 123, 119 and 109 known cases respectively followed closely by Niagara-on-the-Lake with 105. Only West Lincoln and Wainfleet are below 100 with 92 and 30 cases.

The weekend saw a steep decline with Saturday’s new case numbers at 210 new known case followed by Sunday at just 114.


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