Two more deaths, 394 new (known) cases of COVID-19 in Niagara Region today


Published January 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm

Just two weeks into the new year and the Omicron variant continues to bash Niagara Region.

There were two more deaths last night and another 394 new (known) cases of COVID-19 in Niagara today (January 14) thought Niagara Region Public Health continues to warn that due to a lack of available tests, the numbers are considered underestimated.

That means over the first two weeks of November, there have been an average of 373 known daily cases in the region. As recently as October, the average for the entire month was under 25 daily.

Keeping in mind that all of these numbers had been declared by the region to be lower than the actual count, St. Catharines continues to lead the region with 1,736 known cases followed by Niagara Falls with 1,184. From there, it drops significantly to Welland with 605 known cases followed by Fort Erie with 418 and Grimsby at 381.

Thorold and Lincoln are close together with 282 and 271 known cases respectively. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne and Pelham are similarly grouped with 188, 185 and 178 known cases. At the bottom are West Lincoln with 133 known cases and Wainfleet with just 36.

Seven of the 12 municipalities are showing more than one case per 100 residents. Thorold and Lincoln are on the high end as both have one known cases for every 77 residents while at the other end, Wainfleet only has one case for every 187 residents.

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