Today sees lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in Niagara in over a month
Published January 24, 2022 at 3:01 pm
While the Niagara Regional Health warns that daily figures are still likely an underestimation, today’s new cases of COVID-19 is the lowest the region has seen since mid-December.
Today’s new case count is 121 cases and the last time he region saw a number that low was 65 new cases on December 21. Since that time, every day has had a higher tally than 121 cases going as high as 488 new cases on January 4.
With 371 known cases resolved today, that also drops the known cases to 3,952 whereas just two weeks ago, that number hovered near 6,000.
St. Catharines is still the caseload leader for the region at 1,160 known cases followed by Niagara Falls with 862. Welland is next closest at 487 followed by Fort Erie and Grimsby with 263 and 201 cases respectively.
Thorold trails with 186 followed closely by Lincoln with 177. Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Colborne are pretty much even at 153 and 152 cases. At the bottom are Pelham at 122, West Lincoln at 101 and Wainfleet at just 35.
With schools back in (though most are seeing less than 65 per cent of their students), the students aged 12 to 17 are vaccinated at a rate of 82 per cent single jabs and 78 per cent fully vaxxed. The younger kids, aged five to 11, have 45 per cent with their first dose and just a little more than five per cent fully vaxxed.