While Niagara Region got 24 new COVID-19 cases today, 2,600 kids have received their first vaccine

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Published December 2, 2021 at 1:16 pm

There were 24 new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region today (December 2) but with 26 cases resolved, the region dipped a little to 186 ongoing cases. Little more than a week ago, it was above 200.

At the moment, 13 people are in Niagara hospitals – four in the ICU.

On the positive side, 8.3 per cent of children age five to 11 years old have received their first vaccine for a total of 2,600 in total. Clinics for kids just started on the weekend.

St Catharines continues to lead the caseloads with 68 ongoing followed by Niagara Falls with half that number, currently at 34 cases. Welland is next with 21 ongoing. Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie have 13 cases apiece.

The remaining seven municipalities range from a low of one case each in Pelham and Wainfleet up to eight cases in Thorold.

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