Hospitalizations soar in Niagara Region – 266 new COVID-19 cases today


Published January 11, 2022 at 1:31 pm

A month ago, there were less than 10 patients in Niagara hospital infected with COVID-19. At this moment, there’s 128 in the region’s hospitals – 20 in the ICU.

The notion that Omicron was the most contagious of the variants certainly seems to be reflected in the numbers. So any notion that it’s “like a bad cold” isn’t being shown by the hospital numbers.

While the region posted that there are 266 new COVID-19 cases today – the lowest since December 27 – the huge numbers as of late have driven Niagara up to 5,587 ongoing cases and that’s with 303 cases resolved, the second straight day the resolved cases surpassed new ones.

However, once again, the Niagara Region Public Health department is flat-out saying the figures being reported are “an underestimate of the true number of individuals in Niagara with COVID-19.”

St. Catharines continues to lead the region with 1,662 identified cases followed by Niagara Falls with 1,152. From there, there’s a sizable drop as Welland is showing 580 cases, Grimsby is recording 412 and Fort Erie (a focal point during the Delta variant) has 398.

Lincoln currently has 277 identified cases followed closely by Thorold with 274. Port Colborne has 180 recorded followed by Pelham at 174 and Niagara-on-the-Lake with 168. West Lincoln is second-least with 134 while at the bottom is Wainfleet with 41.



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