Niagara Region over 400 daily new cases of COVID-19 for 4th time in 2022


Published January 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm

For a year that’s only 10 days old, Niagara Region has passed the 400 mark for new daily cases of COVID-19 for the fourth time in 2022.

With 406 new cases announced today (January 10), Niagara Region Health is again cautioning the actual number is likely to be much higher.

“Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, limited availability of testing, and changes to case and contact management practices, case counts shown below are an underestimate of the true number of individuals in Niagara with COVID-19,” said the health unit, adding that all data “should be interpreted with caution.”

Perhaps the most interesting number in today’s release is that a staggering 514 cases have been resolved. However, the region’s daily postings have been offline for two days with the health unit noting, “We are experiencing an unexpected hiccup in the COVID-19 statistics report.” So it’s possible that’s accumulated over the missing days.

Sadly, the gap in reports also saw another Niagara death, pushing that number to 448 so far in the region while 5,624 cases remain ongoing.

With all systems up again (though as explained, an underestimation) daily case counts on Saturday were 354 while on Sunday, they were 349.

Presently, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls are the only four-digit municipalities with 1,675 and 1,142 ongoing cases respectively. Welland saw a large jump to 570 active cases with Grimsby showing 432 and Fort Erie in at 388.

Thorold presently has 287 cases with Lincoln close behind at 283. Port Colborne, Pelham and Niagara-on-the-Lake are lumped together with 186, 184 and 177 respectively while West Lincoln at 134 and Wainfleet with 38 are at the bottom.

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