Niagara hit hard on Easter Weekend with 390 new COVID-19 cases

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Published April 18, 2022 at 10:52 am

While families gathered around the Easter dinner table for some long-missed together time over Easter Weekend, COVID-19 was not taking any time off in Niagara as the region got hit with 390 new cases over the three-day span.

Good Friday (August 15) saw the biggest number of new cases with 158 while things slowly started to subside by Saturday with 127 new case and another 105 on Easter Sunday.

However, the bad news is Niagara has now hit 2,022 active ongoing cases whereas just six weeks ago, that number was hovering at close to 1,000.

It seems two age ranges – 20-39 year olds and 40 to 59 year olds – were the groups hit hardest as over the past 28 days, they saw 939 and 929 of the news cases respectively.

At this point, 530 Niagara residents have died from COVID-19 since March 2020.

However, the vaccination numbers for all age groups are looking good as over 91 per cent have had their first shot, over 81 per cent are double-dosed and just shy of 60 per cent have received boosters.

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