Niagara Region Public Health have reported nine new COVID-19 cases Tuesday
Of those, five cases have no known source of infection, making it difficult to using contract tracing to limit additional infections.
There are 41 active cases of the disease in Niagara Region. Most of those infections are in Lincoln.
Here are the stats by NiagaraRegion community for active COVID-19 cases as of Wed July 22:
- Fort Erie: 0 per 10,000 population
- Grimsby: 0.7 per 10,000 population
- Lincoln: 3.3 per 10,000 population
- Niagara Falls 1.5 per 10,000 population
- Pelham: 1.7 per 10,000 population
- Port Colbourne: 0 per 10,000 population
- St Catharines: 0.8 per 10,000 population
- Thorold: 0.5 per 10,000 population
- Wainfleet: 0 per 10,000 population
- Welland 0.4 per 10,000 population
- West Lincoln: 0.6 per 10,000 population
Niagara has reported 813 cases since the pandemic started. Of those, 705 are resolved. There have been 64 COVID-19 deaths. Currently, there are three outbreaks of COVID-19 that are active. They are centered on three long-term care homes in St Catharines.
Ten new cases were also reported on Saturday (July 18) for the region. That report reflects the largest one-day increase in more than a month.
Dr. Mustafa Hirji, acting medical officer of health for Niagara Region, said the increase in cases is expected, given that as the province opens up there is an increase in social and economic activity.
Niagara Region along with Hamilton will enter Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan this Friday, 24 July.