Problem with new daily COVID-19 cases in Niagara? The numbers keep changing

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Published May 10, 2022 at 2:14 pm

The biggest problem with the daily new COVID-19 cases in Niagara? The numbers keep changing.

That doesn’t mean they’re constantly going up and down like a roller-coaster. That’s been the case for months now. No, the numbers are actually changing.


Case in point, last Tuesday, May 3, the number of new cases was listed at 15. But the next day, that same number had jumped up to 61 over a 24-hour period, as shown by the chart from the region’s website below. They simply seem to continually adjust the case numbers.

The last number – 13 – is today’s (May 10) new cases. By tomorrow, it will be higher.

Over the last week, it’s the same old up-and-down pattern, though again, numbers will continually shift and morph.

By last Wednesday (May 4), it jumped up to 79 cases. But here’s another shift, the May 5 figure listed yesterday as 99 but by today, it has been adjust to 101 – a small change, to be certain, but it’s been impossible to chart other changes. In fact, the only reason that was noticeable is that we made note that the new case numbers had stayed under 100 for the week.

So over the weekend (Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8), the new case numbers of 69, 67 and 51 have perhaps changed or perhaps not.

However, yesterday’s (May 9) new case number of 48 absolutely changed. It was 15 yesterday. So while today’s number is 13 new cases, it pretty much a guarantee it will not be 13 tomorrow.

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