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Zero cases of COVID-19 in Niagara on Thursday

Second time this week with no new cases
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For the second time this week, Niagara Public Health reports zero new cases of COVID-19.

With another week of small increases, the number of active cases is also dropping.

Currently, there are 20 cases of the infection in the region that have not yet been medically cleared.

Lincoln remains the municipality with the largest amount of active cases, stemming from an outbreak in a large household, according to information released by public health last week.

Provincial update:

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 118 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death today. 

A person over 80 years old has died with COVID-19. There have now been 1,918 people aged 80 and over who have died with the coronavirus, which is 31.5 per cent of all cases confirmed in the over-80 age group.

Of today's new cases, four are individuals aged 80 and over, 13 are people aged 60 to 79 years old, 21 are individuals between 40 and 59 years old, 47 are people aged 20 to 39 years old, and 33 are youth aged 19 and under. 

Six of the 34 health units in Ontario have reported more than five new cases in today's summary, and 18 health units have reported zero. Ottawa Public Health reported 22 of today's cases, Peel Public Health reported 19 new cases, and Toronto Public Health reported 36 of today's 118 new cases. 

To-date, the province's public health agency has reported 41,813 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and has indicated 37,940 of those cases are now recovered. Of the total cases confirmed, 2,803 have ended in death. 

Based on information provided by the province in today's epidemiological report, there are now 1,070 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Forty-eight people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 18 patients in intensive care and 10 patients on ventilators. 

Ontario reported 28,625 tests have been processed since yesterday's update. In total, provincial labs have completed more than 2.8 million COVID-19 tests