Six more deaths in Niagara hospitals; 243 medical staff off duty self-isolating


Published January 25, 2022 at 12:58 pm

Six previously uncharted COVID-19 deaths took place in Niagara hospitals between January 21 to 23 – a number that should have pushed today’s (January 25) fatality total to 472 from 466. However, for whatever reason, the Niagara Region Health totals remain at 466.

Beyond that, the medical community at Niagara hospitals are taking a beating as 243 staffers and doctors are at home, self-isolating from the virus.

At the moment, there are 164 patients admitted in Niagara with COVID-19. However, 104 of those are being treated primarily for the virus while 60 were admitted for different ailments and ended up testing positive. Of that 164 hospital head-count, 23 are in the ICU.

Although the health unit is cautioning residents not to read too much into the numbers, calling them underestimations, today’s new known case count is 165 – the third-lowest since Christmas. With 391 cases resolved today, that drops the ongoing known cases in Niagara to 3,718.

St. Catharines continues to be on top of the case leaderboard with 1,082 known ones but that is the closest the city’s been to triple-digits in more than a month. Niagara Falls is next with 818 trailed by Welland at 457. Fort Erie is currently looking at 240 known cases, followed by Grimsby at 192 and Lincoln and Thorold, both with 167.

Port Colborne and Niagara-on-the-Lake are close together at 149 and 145 while Pelham is looking at 114. West Lincoln and Wainfleet are at the bottom with 103 and 34 known cases respectively.

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