Niagara Region adds 78 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend


Published November 8, 2021 at 10:53 am

It was not a good 48-hour span in Niagara Region as it saw 78 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

With 34 new cases on Saturday (November 6) and another 44 on Sunday, the region hit a daily case peak on the latter not seen since the end of September.

With just 11 resolved cases, Niagara now sits at 272 ongoing cases where as just a month ago, it was in the low one-hundreds.

Five municipalities are in the double-digits as St. Catharines accounts for 81 ongoing cases, trailed by Fort Erie at 55 and Niagara Falls at 50. Those three municipalities combined represent over 68 per cent of the cases in Niagara on their own. One public school in Fort Erie – John Brant – has 11 ongoing cases and seven closed classrooms.

Lincoln currently has 21 cases followed by Welland at 17.

The remaining seven municipalities range from a low of three cases in West Lincoln to highs of nine cases in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Thorold.

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