5 new cases of COVID in Niagara Friday

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Niagara is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 today.

It's the highest number we have seen since last Saturday when six new cases were announced.

620,000 doses of a COVID vaccine have been administered in the region, with 69.9% of residents with one dose and 59.5% with both.

The number of people in hospital remains steady at 3, with one in the ICU.

Ontario is reporting 11 more deaths linked to COVID-19 -- the highest daily death toll since July 1st.

The province is also counting 226 new cases of the virus.