Flu Activity In Niagara Region

The Flu (Influenza) is a highly contagious infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus. It can be a serious illness for some people.

Niagara Region monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. During the months of October to May, activity will be reported.

Only laboratory confirmed cases are reported. Most people infected with influenza do not get laboratory testing and so actual infection numbers are likely much higher.

Weekly Flu Activity (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B Total
January 2 – January 6 140 2 142

Totals include lab confirmed cases in the community and cases associated with outbreaks in health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Total Cases by Municipality
Municipality Influenza A Influenza B Total Five Year Average
Fort Erie 7 0 7 12
Grimsby 6 0 6 21
Lincoln 6 0 6 19
Niagara Falls 15 0 15 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake 5 0 5 19
Pelham 7 1 8 5
Port Colborne 7 0 7 11
St. Catharines 64 1 65 62
Thorold 11 0 11 10
Wainfleet 1 0 1 2
Welland 7 0 7 27
West Lincoln 4 0 4 13
Total 140 2 142 230

 

Institutional Outbreaks (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B
January 2 – January 6 21
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