Niagara Region hit hard with 78 new COVID-19 cases on the weekend – 49 on Saturday alone

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Published November 15, 2021 at 9:39 am

Another bad weekend for COVID-19 in Niagara Region as the Delta variant continues to bulldoze its way through the community.

There were 78 new cases over the two day span, 49 on Saturday (November 13) following by 29 more on Sunday. That last time Niagara saw a number that high was September 5 when the region got slammed with 55 new cases.

Right now, there’s 280 ongoing cases in Niagara with 16 people in area hospitals – three of them in the ICU. Nearly half of the patients – seven in total – are fully vaccinated.

St. Catharines (with the highest municipal population) continues to have the highest caseload with 80 ongoing cases, almost as many as the next two combined as Niagara Falls had 42 while Fort Erie was close behind with 40.

Three other municipalities had double-digit case counts as Lincoln had 39 cases, Welland reported 30 while Niagara-on-the-Lake came in with 14 cases.

The remaining six municipalities ranged from a low of three cases with Pelham up to seven cases in both West Lincoln and Thorold.

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