Three more COVID-19 deaths in Niagara Region today


Published January 20, 2022 at 1:46 pm

With resolved cases continue to soar in Niagara Region, it was offset by the sad news that three more patients died of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

The region has now seen 461 deaths against 29,491 total cases since the pandemic began in March 2020, representing a 1.56 per cent fatality rate in the region.

For the third straight day, the resolved cases continue to soar with 763 today against 303 new cases. That 763 figure represents the highest single day total of resolved cases in Niagara. However, due to a lack of testing, the region continues to note that all numbers through the Omicron variant are underestimations.

However, with the resolved cases, Niagara has now 4,578 active known cases whereas there were nearly 6,000 during the past weekend.

Niagara Falls dropped below 1,000 known cases for the first time since late December, registering 979 while St. Catharines continued to lead the region with 1,363 knowns cases. From there, it’s a considerable drop to Welland at 537, followed by Fort Erie with 330 and Grimsby showing 245.

It drops down quickly from there with Thorold having 215, Lincoln showing 203, Niagara-on-the-Lake at 168, Port Colborne at 163 and Pelham with 131. At the bottom are West Lincoln registering 109 and Wainfleet at just 43.

But the biggest drop is the affected residents per 10,000 residents. Niagara Falls is the highest with one cases for every 98 residents and the 11 other municipalities all less than one in 100 residents. At the bottom is Wainfleet with one case for every 156 residents.

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