Resolved cases of COVID-19 double the new ones in Niagara Region


Published January 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm

While the Niagara Region Health unit continues to caution that COVID-19 numbers are underestimated, the number of resolved cases today (January 28) in the region (308) are double the new cases (155).

However, that’s offset by the sad news that there were two more deaths in Niagara hospitals last night, pushing the fatality number up to 478 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Today’s new case number is the second lowest since figures started to spike on December 22, seven lower than Christmas Day when the region saw 162 known new cases. In the past 37 days, January 24’s number is the lowest at 118 new cases.

The highest number of new daily cases for the entire pandemic remains January 4 of this year when Niagara was slammed with 488 new ones.

At the moment, there are 3,304 active cases in Niagara whereas three weeks ago, that number was close to 6,000.

While still at the top of the case count, St. Catharine is likely to finally get back down to triple digits tomorrow as it sits at 1,000 known cases today followed by Niagara Falls at 695 before dipping to Welland with 383.

From there, it’s a large drop down to Fort Erie at 185, Lincoln showing 179 and Grimsby with 169 known cases. Thorold is presently sitting at 143 followed by Port Colborne with 134 and Niagara-on-the-Lake with 121. At the bottom is Pelham at 113, West Lincoln showing 100 and finally Wainfleet with just 32 cases.

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