With 41 new cases of COVID-19 reported on the weekend, Niagara Region now sits at 111 active cases

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Published August 16, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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The Delta variant of COVID-19 has landed hard in Niagara Region, giving the region the worst weekend count of new cases in over two months.

There were 27 new cases reported in Niagara on Saturday (August 14) followed by another 14 on Sunday, driving the region’s active cases to triple digits at 111.

The last time the region saw new case numbers as high as Saturday’s was June 11 when 26 were recorded.

And as predicted weeks ago by Niagara’s Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Mustafa Hirji, the fourth wave is coming due to the Delta variant. At the moment, the Delta is listed as either the reason or “likely” reason for 82.4 per cent of all the region’s cases.

The weekend spike saw numbers jump in the region’s bigger municipalities as St Catharines now has 28 of the local cases, followed by Niagara Falls at 23, Thorold at 16 and Welland at 14.

Wainfleet is still the only remaining municipality with zero cases, followed by Port Colborne and West Lincoln at one each.

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