61 new cases of COVID in Niagara with no new deaths reported
61 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Niagara.
After days of several deaths being reported, no new deaths were announced today.
Today's number is the highest public health officials have reported since Sunday.
There are 900 active cases, and 45 outbreaks.
34 people are being treated in hospital for the virus.
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The firefighters union in Welland thanks Niagara Health and Niagara EMS for their professionalism in administering the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to some of their members. Tim talks to Welland Fire Chief Adam Eckhart
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