One more death, another 361 new cases of COVID-19 in Niagara Region today

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Published January 13, 2022 at 3:24 pm

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Sadly, there was another death to COVID-19 causes last night in Niagara Region as the fatality count has now pushed up to 452 in the region.

And while Niagara Public Health has been saying throughout 2022 that the daily new case numbers are seriously underestimated due to a lack of testing, today’s (January 13) new cases is listed 361. With 303 cases resolved, the region is currently sitting at 5,599 known cases.

Niagara Health, which monitors hospital activity within the region, said this morning that there’s 146 patients with the virus. However, of those, only 92 were COVID-19 primary cases, meaning that 54 patients came in to be treated for something else and either already unknowingly had COVID-19 or caught it there.

St. Catharines continues to be hardest-hit at 1,682 known cases followed by Niagara Falls at 1,154 and Welland wth 579. Fort Erie and Grimsby are close together with 399 and 386 known cases respectively.

From there, it drops to Thorold at 271 and Lincoln with 270. Port Colborne, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Pelham are lumped together with 187, 180 and 179 known cases respectively. Near the bottom is West Lincoln with 136 while Wainfleet trails at a large distance with just 38 cases.

As of today, Niagara has given 924,453 jabs, impressive in a region with a total population of 419,000. It speaks to the number of boosters (80,000-plus) that have been given.

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