No Omicron yet but Niagara Region added another 50 new COVID-19 cases today


Published December 9, 2021 at 2:53 pm

Even though Niagara Region is one of the few areas in southwest Ontario not to declare a case of the Omicron variant, it still seems like new cases here are continuing to rise.

Today (December 9), there were 50 new COVID-19 cases declared in the region. With only eight cases resolved, that leaves 326 ongoing cases.

The last time Niagara passed the 50-per-day mark was September 3 with 55 new cases. However, November 13 came close with 49.

For the record, the highest single day in Niagara’s two-year COVID history was January 11, 2021 with 238 new cases.

And for the first time in recent memory, all but two of Niagara’s 12 municipalities have active cases in the double-digits. St. Catharines and Niagara Falls lead the pack with 79 and 74 cases respectively.

Next up is Fort Erie registering 32 case, Welland with 30 and Grimsby showing 27. After that, Lincoln has 19 cases, Thorold with 18 and both Niagara-on-the-Lake and West Lincoln with 11 apiece.

Finally, Pelham is working with 10 cases while Port Colborne and Wainfleet have eight and four cases respectively.

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