Three more deaths and over 140 in Niagara hospitals fighting COVID-19


Published January 12, 2022 at 2:01 pm

How contagious is the Omicron variant? Fifty Niagara Region residents who were hospitalized for other reasons have also turned out to be infected with COVID-19.

In total, there are 141 Niagara residents in the hospital for the virus but only 91 were originally brought in battling specifically that. However, another 13 patients were hospitalized yesterday (January 11) and at the moment, 24 people being treated in the ICU.

There were also three more deaths yesterday, bring the region’s total to 451.

This all comes as 292 new cases were reported today (January 12) although the Niagara Region Public Health is still emphasizing that they believe any new numbers are underestimated given the lack of available testing.

For the third straight day, more cases were resolved (322) than added but still Niagara is sitting with 5,552 ongoing cases of which they are aware.

Of the known cases, St. Catharines still has the largest amount at 1,657 ongoing followed by Niagara Falls with 1,131. From there, it’s a big drop to Welland with 583 while Grimsby and Fort Erie have 397 and 392 respectively.

Lincoln is currently sitting with 279 known cases followed by Thorold with 258. Port Colborne is looking at 190 while Niagara-on-the-Lake trails them with 177 and Pelham’s not far behind at 170. At the bottom of the list are West Lincoln with 137 known cases and Wainfleet with just 40.

Eight municipalities now have more than one in 100 residents infected with COVID-19. Grimsby is the worst with one in 74 residents having it, Port Colborne is exactly at one in 100 while Wainfleet is the least, showing one case for every 168 residents.

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