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Dramatic drop in COVID-19 cases in Niagara as region corrects data error

Over 1,000 cases previously listed as active now resolved
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The number of active cases of COVID-19 reported by the region dropped dramatically on Tuesday, following a data error that inflated the number of active cases in Niagara.

Following a correction of the error, Public health reported over 1,300 cases as resolved on Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases down to 2,070 from over 3,000 yesterday.

The highest number of active cases in a city is now found in St Catharines, which has 603 cases. Thorold now has 113, down from over 180 yesterday. In total, 116 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

Three new outbreaks were reported among the 21 currently active.

Niagara Public Health continues the immunizations, with almost 37 percent of Niagara residents having received at least one shot.

69 patients are in hospital, according to Niagara Health. 22 are receiving care in ICU.