More than half Niagara municipalities now at 100 or less COVID-19 cases

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Published February 11, 2022 at 1:42 pm

For the first time in two months, more than half of Niagara’s 12 municipalities are at 100 or less cases of COVID-19 in their communities today (Feb. 11).

As the Province is making noises that restrictions may be eased in the near future, the Omicron variant which cause havoc in Niagara seemed to be successfully waning.

Premier Doug Ford said earlier this week that the Province is on track to remove the great majority of COVID-19 restrictions but would not give a firm timeline. However, he also make it clear that the “Freedom Convoy” had nothing to do with his decision – that he was, instead, basing it on science.

“We are going to take the advice, which I have, right from day one and we are going to make sure our decisions are based on health and on science,” Ford said. “We put these plans together, well before these protests started.”

Meanwhile, in Niagara, while the health unit continues to state the numbers they issue daily are likely underestimations, accurate or not, they are going in the right direction.

Resolved cases are continuing to outpace new daily case as 170 were taken off the books while 111 new ones were added. That leaves the region with 2,001 known ongoing cases whereas as recently as one month ago, it was over 5,900.

Sadly, there was another death last night, pushing the fatality rate up to 507 since the pandemic began.

St. Catharines continues to lead the caseload with 660, followed by Niagara Falls with 369 and Welland at 237. Lincoln is showing 121 known case while Fort Erie is registering 104.

From there, it’s the “100 or less” towns and cities. Grimsby is bang-on 100 known cases with Thorold behind that at 85. Both Niagara-on-the-Lake and Pelham are showing 73 cases with Port Colborne just below at 72. At the bottom is West Lincoln at 53 known cases and Wainfleet at 16.

 

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