Grimsby has 1 in 74 infected as first three days of January see Niagara Region’s highest COVID-19 numbers ever

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Published January 3, 2022 at 3:08 pm

If the first three days of 2022 are any indication, Niagara Region is in for a tough start when it comes to new daily cases of COVID-19. And Grimsby co

With most regions reporting over 80 per cent of their case hikes are due to the highly contagious Omicron variant, it would appear to be battering the region as all three days saw Niagara’s highest new daily case counts ever.

On New Years Day, Niagara recorded a then-record of 351 new cases, only to see those numbers blown past as January 2 had an unprecedented 434 new cases. That dropped a little with today’s (January 3) new cases hitting 399.

That’s 1,184 new cases in just 72 hours, more than all of the new Niagara daily cases between August 1 to December 15, 2021 combined when Omicron first came to the region.

St. Catharines continues to lead the region with 1,117 ongoing cases followed at a distance with Niagara Falls sitting at 806.

Grimsby continues to be story of Niagara, however. While they have a comparatively lower 399 ongoing cases, they have a region-high 135.4 cases for every 10,000 residents. That means one in every 74 Grimsby residents currently has COVID-19.

Welland currently has 354 active cases, followed by Fort Erie at 241 and Lincoln at 214. Thorold is recording 205 active cases while Niagara-on-the-Lake is sitting at 156 followed by Port Colborne and Pelham at 137 and 136 respectively. West Lincoln finally broke the century mark at 104 while Wainfleet is the bottom of the region with 29 active cases.

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