Niagara Region sees 14 new COVID-19 cases reported today

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Published August 13, 2021 at 4:25 pm

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The Niagara Region matched a July 2 high-water mark, reporting 14 new COVID-19 cases today (August 13), pushing the current case count to 74.

So far, through the months of July and August, the region has mostly seen new daily cases in the single digits so the shift upwards is alarming to Niagara Health.

The region’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr Mustafa Hirji, has long been warning against pandemic complacency as the Delta variant continues to sweep across North America.

After 220 new cases were announced on April 15, Niagara cases have been slowly subsiding, going as low as one new daily case a handful of times in August.

The latest surge is seeing the most populous municipalities in Niagara reporting the highest amount of existing cases. St Catharines leads the pack with 16, followed by Niagara Falls with 13 and Welland and Thorold both reporting 11 each.

Wainfleet continues to be the only municipality in Niagara with zero cases, though Fort Erie, Port Colborne and West Lincoln only have one each.

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