Niagara Region Public Health confirm nine new cases of COVID-19

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Niagara Region Public Health have confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19.

Currently, Niagara has 41 active cases of the virus, most of which are in Lincoln.

Of the 809 cases in the region to date, 704 have been resolved and 64 patients have died.

Niagara has three active outbreaks of the virus, all three in long-term care homes in St. Catharines.

To see the full date from Niagara Region Public Health, click here.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott calls today's number of COVID-19 cases in the province concerning.

Ontario is reporting 203 new cases of the virus.

Today's increase is the result of localized increases, 43 of  the new cases are in Ottawa, 57 in Peel and 24 more in Windsor-Essex.

116 of the cases are in people 39 years of age or younger.

Elliott says everyone needs to continue to follow public health guidelines; maintain only one social circle of 10 people, physically distance with anyone outside of it, and wear a face covering when you can't physical distance.