Nine new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region today but active cases drop to 148

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Published October 18, 2021 at 2:35 pm

Nine new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region today but active cases drop to 148

When Niagara Region announced nine new COVID-19 cases today, it was a jump from yesterday’s five cases but also represents the first single-digit days in a row since early August.

And with 16 cases resolved today, dropping the region to 148 active cases, it’s also the first time the region has been below 150 since the summer.

It’s still all Delta variant in the regional cases, the strain that saw the summer-fall spikes in Niagara.

Right now, Niagara has 14 people in the hospital fighting it, five of them in the ICU. While four of the patients are fully-vaxxed, none of them are in the ICU.

Only four municipalities are showing double-digit cases with St Catharine having 57, Grimsby and Niagara Falls both with 18 and Welland at 13.

The remaining eight municipalities run from zero cases in Pelham to nine cases in Fort Erie and Thorold.

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