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A single case of COVID-19 in Niagara reported on Tuesday after rising numbers yesterday

25 active cases in the region
DNA image of COVID-19. (via Getty Images)

A single case of COVID-19 was reported in Niagara on Tuesday, one day after the single largest jump in several weeks bumped up the region's total yesterday.

It was after a group of individuals returned from an essential trip abroad that six of them tested positive, along with one case of community transmission.

The number of active cases also dropped on Tuesday to 25 active cases, down from around 30 on Monday.

The historic total of Niagara's COVID-19 caseload is now 970.

At least 64 residents have died after contracting the virus.

Provincial update:

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 251 new, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, and has reported four more deaths related to the coronavirus. 

Among the four people who died were two individuals between the ages of 60 and 79 years old and two individuals over the age of 80. 

This is the second-highest number of new cases reported in a single day this month, with 313 new cases reported yesterday.

Of the 251 new cases reported today, 116 are individuals between 20 and 39 and another 67 people are people between 40 and 59 years old. According to a breakdown of today's new cases by the health unit that reported them, 75 percent of the 251 new cases came from four of Ontario's 34 health units. Ottawa Public Health reported 51 of today's cases, Peel reported 42, Toronto reported 73, and York Region reported 22. 

Public Health Ontario reports there are 32 ongoing outbreaks at long-term care homes, 18 outbreaks at retirement homes, and two outbreaks at hospitals in the province. 

According to the province's data on schools and daycare centers, there are 29 total school-related cases (14 staff, nine students, six unidentified) and they are spread across 27 different schools. 

Public Health Ontario has reported 45,068 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario since January and has noted 40,091 of those cases (89 percent) are now recovered. The province has also confirmed 2,820 cases (6.3 percent) have ended in death. 

There are 2,157 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 47 people in hospital. There are 19 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and 11 patients on ventilators with the coronavirus. 

The average incidence rate for all of Ontario is 303 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

Since last report, the province indicates there were 27,664 COVID tests processed and another 24,339 await results.