Just two new COVID-19 cases in Niagara Region

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Published July 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm

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Niagara Health is reporting just two new COVID-19 cases today (July 6), the lowest number since the region was first hit by the pandemic in March 2020.

The health organization said increased vaccination numbers – 68 per cent first dose, 34 per cent second dose – is believed to have led to steep decline into regional cases.

Niagara peaked for 2021 on April 15 when 220 new cases were discovered on that day. Since that point with increased vaccinations, the number has been slowly ebbing, leading to today’s new low.

At this point, there are still 106 active cases in Niagara with 14 more resolved cases today. St Catharines has the most active cases with 34 followed by Niagara Falls with 18.

Having contact with a confirmed case has been the leading factor for all Niagara cases over the past 17 months, accounting for 66 per cent of them.

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