With 21 new COVID-19 cases today, Niagara has 124 active cases

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Published August 16, 2021 at 4:26 pm

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As recently as two weeks ago, Niagara Region saw three days in a row with just one new COVID-19 case.

Those seem to be a bitter-sweet memory since for the fifth straight day, Niagara is now seeing new cases in the double digits.

Today (August 16) the region saw 21 new cases, pushing the total active cases to 124.

Again, as warned by the region’s Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Mustafa Hirji, the predicted Delta variant wave has hit Niagara (as well as the rest of Ontario), being cited as the actual or likely cause of 85 per cent of the cases.

Again, the region’s more populous municipalities continue to have the highest case counts. St Catharines now has 34 active cases, followed by 22 in Niagara Falls and 16 each in Thorold and Welland.

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