Niagara Region sees 210 new cases of COVID-19 today but over 600 resolved


Published January 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm

Niagara Region saw 210 new (known) cases of COVID-19 today (January 18) but on the other end, there were also 604 resolved cases – the most of any one day since March 2020.

Niagara Region Public Health continues to emphasize that due of test shortages, posted totals are “an underestimate of the true number.”

At the moment, there are 5,453 active cases in Niagara with 157 infected patients in area hospitals – 29 in the ICU.

St. Catharines continues to lead the region with 1,607 known cases as Niagara Falls is next with 1,149. There’s a sizable drop to Welland with 600, Fort Erie at 431 and Grimsby reporting 308.

Thorold and Lincoln are grouped together with 253 and 245 respectively. Port Colborne is showing 196 with Niagara-on-the-Lake close behind at 194. Pelham has 160 known cases ahead of West Lincoln with 123. Still at the bottom is Wainfleet with just 41.

Throughout Niagara, 944,061 vaccinations have been administered with over 82 per cent single-dosed and over 77 fully vaccinated.

While we concentrate mostly on Ontario rates, surprisingly, compared to other provinces, it’s not as bad as we sometimes think. Even Nova Scotia, once the lowest rate, is showing a higher rate per 100,000 residents. While the Northwest Territory (top centre) has the highest rate, it’s actually less than 1,000 as there are only 45,000 residents there.

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