NRPH reports new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday and one new death.
Despite Monday’s increase, which is one of the higher since the second wave was declared, along with this weekend’s 14 new cases, the number of active cases has dropped significantly in recent weeks according to regional statistics.
There are 66 infections in residents not yet cleared, Monday’s update shows.
The historic total is now 1268, with at least 68 residents passing away after contracting the virus.
The list of health-care facility outbreaks has gotten shorter, with three active outbreaks remaining.
On Sunday, DSBN reported that two cases had been found in individuals at Grimsby Secondary School and Port Weller Public School in St Catharines.
The provincial directory shows 9 schools in the region with cases of COVID-19, however, none are in Thorold.
Public Health Ontario is reporting 704 new COVID-19 cases, 607 recoveries, and four deaths this morning.
According to the province’s epidemiological summary today, the four deaths include two people between 60 and 79 years old and two people over the age of 80 years old. None of the deaths reported today were identified as residents of long-term care homes.
There are 6,047 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 26 more hospitalizations (two in intensive care) since yesterday’s report. There are at least 252 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus and 69 COVID patients in intensive care, 40 of which are on ventilators.