COVID-19 testing in Niagara reaches a record high

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More and more people are getting testing for COVID-19 in Niagara.

Niagara Health reports an all-time high of walk-ins for testing at its three assessment centres as Niagara enters Stage 3.

Walk-ins more than doubled yesterday, totalling a record 251 of the 451 patients tested at the Niagara Falls and St. Catharines centres (Welland is not open on Thursdays).

Walk-ins have been higher than usual each day this week, ranging from 143 on Monday to 251 patients yesterday.

People wishing to visit loved ones inside long-term care homes must provide a negative test result.

Members of the public can book a test by calling 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).