Nine more COVID-19 deaths in Niagara Region overnight


Published February 1, 2022 at 2:30 pm

While the new cases of COVID-19 continue to free-fall in Niagara Region, it has come at a steep cost as nine more area residents died from the virus over the past 24 hours, pushing the fatality rate at 490.

Since Niagara Region has seen 31,500 cases since March 2020, that represents a COVID-19 mortality rate of 1.55 per cent.

At the moment, there are 114 residents in Niagara hospitals with the virus although only 88 of those were admitted to treat it. There are 26 patients in the ICU.

While the regional health unit notes the case numbers are underestimations, there were 127 new cases announced today (February 1), another 271 were resolved, dropping to ongoing cases to 2,837.

St. Catharines has dropped below 1,000 known cases for the first time in over a month with 878 followed by Niagara Falls at 572. From there, it’s a drop to Welland with 328 known cases.

Lincoln, Grimsby and Fort Erie are clumped together at 169, 159 and 152 known cases respectively. Port Colborne is currently showing 113 followed closely by Thorold with 111 and both Niagara-on-the-Lake and Pelham, each with 102. At the bottom are West Lincoln at 82 and Wainfleet with 28.


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