Niagara new COVID-19 cases go high… then low… then high again


Published April 20, 2022 at 1:15 pm

If the daily new COVID-19 numbers in Niagara Region were the stock market, investors wouldn’t know whether to buy, sell or jump off the nearest bridge.

After an Easter Weekend that saw 190 new cases within the region, the beginning of the week was not pretty as Niagara had 69 new cases. Nonetheless, that was a pleasant drop from Easter Sunday which saw 105 new cases.

However, yesterday (April 19), Niagara saw its lowest number of cases in literally months with just 13 new cases. The next closest low-point in the past month saw April 4 have just 21.

That all went out the window today as Niagara reported 150 new cases over the past 24 hours.

As well, Niagara Region Health reported that due to the deployment of staffers shifting as case and hospitalizations are increasing, weekend COVID-19 case wouldn’t be reported until the following Monday.

“Starting April 30, the COVID-19 statistics will be updated Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and holidays,” the health unit said on its site.

“This is due to the elimination of provincial emergency orders on staff redeployment as of April 27. Public Health will continue to manage COVID-19 and will report data from the weekends on Mondays.”

The low point just past April 17 was yesterday’s new COVID-19 case total of 13.

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