Niagara Region’s active cases of COVID-19 drop as some 690 cases resolved today


Published January 19, 2022 at 4:35 pm

While sadly there was another COVID-19 death in Niagara Region last night, the active cases are continuing to drop quickly as for the second straight day, the number of resolved cases far outpaced the new cases.

Yesterday (January 18), when the region announced 210 new cases, they also said there were 604 resolved ones.

Today was more of the same as 289 new cases were announced, a staggering 690 cases were resolved, leaving the region with 5,047 active cases whereas there were close to 6,000 this past weekend. That 690 resolved is easily the highest one day total ever as throughout the summer, the region total cases were not even remotely that high.

However, the region is continuing to note that due to “limited availability of testing, case counts (both new and resolved) shown are an underestimate of the true number of individuals in Niagara with COVID-19.”

There are presently 148 patients in Niagara hospitals with COVID-19 although only 99 of them were treated specifically for the virus. The other 49 tested positive in the hospital after being admitted with other ailments.

St. Catharines continues to be the highwater mark for active known cases at 1,502 followed by Niagara Falls at 1,085. From there, it drops steeply to Welland at 568, Fort Erie with 387 and Grimsby showing 280.

Lincoln and Thorold are lumped together with 231 and 228 known cases respectively as are Niagara-on-the-Lake with 186 and Port Colborne with 184. Towards the bottom is Pelham sitting at 138, West Lincoln registering 122 and Wainfleet at 41.

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