New COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region soar as week closes


Published April 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

What started as a promising week with only 21 new COVID-19 cases in Niagara on Monday (April 4) has shot up like a rocket by work-week’s end.

For three consecutive days now, new cases have topped 100 and even much higher.

As Monday and Tuesday seemed off to a reasonable start with 21 and 55 new cases respectively, that jumped to 111 new cases by Wednesday (April 6).

It didn’t slow down there, either, as Thursday saw new cases shoot up to 232 and the region is clear that due to a lack of testing, these figures are a serious underestimation.

Today was only marginally better as another 194 new cases were identified.

However, the most disturbing trend is the total ongoing case numbers for Niagara. While one month ago, that hovered close to 1,000 and just last weekend, it was around 1,200, today Niagara is sitting with 1,512 ongoing cases.

The age group 20 to 39 years old has been the hardest hit with 818 new cases in the last four weeks while the 40 to 59 year olds are second with 709 new cases.

A quick look at the last five bars indicates how
much new COVID-19 cases have climbed since

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