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Friday, August 19, 2022
NOTL COVID cases down to eight as region stays in grey-lockdown

Niagara-on-the-Lake has seen a 50 per cent reduction in active COVID-19 cases since last week.

As of Wednesday, there were eight active cases in town, down from 16 a week ago.

At NOTL’s long-term care homes, cases are also almost cleared up.

Niagara Long Term Care on Wellington Street, which saw a major outbreak in January, now has no active resident cases and just one remaining staff case, said executive director Chris Poos.

At Pleasant Manor in Virgil, there also are no resident cases and two remaining staff infections are “nearing resolution,” said chief executive Tim Siemens.

On Sunday, residents of Pleasant Manor’s housing facility received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

In total, 185 tenants and 12 staff members got their second jab, Siemens said.

At Niagara LTC, some staff will be given their first vaccine dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week, while others will be getting their second dose on Saturday, Poos said.

Most residents have now received both doses of the vaccine, he said.