Nine new COVID-19 deaths this week in Niagara, 99 new cases today

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Published February 25, 2022 at 5:03 pm

Over the course of the week, there were nine new COVID-19 deaths in Niagara, up from 509 to 518.

As well, there were 99 new known cases today Feb. 25). However, that leaves the week with an average of 70.5 new cases daily, lowest in 2022.

While the Niagara Region Health no longer gives daily resolved cases, simple math tells use there were more resolved than new cases today as yesterday’s active number of cases in Niagara was 1,463 and today that dropped to 1,460.

At this point last week, Niagara had 1,697 active cases so a drop of 237 active cases over seven days.

Niagara Region Health added today, “The statistics have been reorganized and refocused to include an overview of cases reported in the past 28 days, rather than historical cases spanning nearly two years. We also added new and more relevant indicators, such as case severity.”

Previously, the daily case numbers dated back to March 2020 so users could chart the separate waves. Omicron, though the mildest of the variants, was by far the worst for case numbers, far outpacing the Alpha or Delta variant.

As well, rather than show active known daily case numbers in each of Niagara’s 12 municipalities, the health unit has chosen instead to report “active cases in the past 28 days by municipality.”

Unfortunately, that offers little indication of where each municipality stands at the moment as all 12 cities, towns and townships in Niagara were seeing significant declines over that four-week time period as Omicron was losing its prominence. Regardless, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland remain the top-three for active cases.

 

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