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BREAKING: 133 new cases of COVID-19 in Niagara today

Highest number since January as Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce new restrictions in response to third wave
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Niagaras public health agency reports another 133 cases of COVID-19 in the region on Wednesday. A number that high has not been seen since late January. There are now 817 known active cases in the region. Close to 400 cases of the variant have been detected in Niagara, but only 13 have been confirmed to be the british mutation.

Four new outbreaks were reported. There are in total 33 active outbreaks, of which around 8 are in long-term care or retirement settings.

The region’s acting medical officer of health said yesterday that all health care outbreaks are small in size, with the largest one being around 4 cases of the virus.

Ontario reported over 3,200 new infections on Wednesday. Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce new restrictions in response to the third wave later today.

Locally, Thorold saw a slight drop in active cases on Wednesday. There are now 57 known active cases in the municipality. Welland has over 200 active cases, which is the highest number in the region.

Vaccinations continue in the region.

To date, a total of 142,641 doses of the vaccine have been administered between Niagara Health and Niagara Public Health.