UPDATE: Six new COVID-19 cases reported today in Niagara Region
Published July 7, 2021 at 5:08 pm
UPDATE: Niagara Region just reported six new cases of COVID-19 so far today (July 7) after reporting just two yesterday.
Currently, the region has just seven patients with COVID-19 in their hospitals and just one in the St Catharines Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As of July 6, the region has tested 144,657 residents since the pandemic started in March 2020 with 11,885 positive cases.
There have been 213 deaths in Niagara Region since the start of the pandemic. With total population of 481,727, that measures out to a 0.04 percent mortality rate from COVID-19 in Niagara.
However, it does equal a much higher 1.79 per cent mortality rate from those within Niagara who tested positive.
The downward trend echoes the words of Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO at Niagara Health, who said on June 9, “Thankfully, positive cases of COVID-19 continue to trend downward. All in all, we are in a good position to gradually lift emergency measures that have been in place to respond to the high COVID-19 activity in the hospital.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies