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Six new cases of COVID-19, one death reported on Friday; NRPH

Active cases continue to drop
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NRPH reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday.

Despite a recent increase in daily cases, the number of active infections in Niagara has dropped to 75 cases.

A new hospitalization was reported on Friday.

The historic total is now 1239 cases in Niagara.

At least 67 residents have died after contracting the virus.

Provincial update

Public Health Ontario has reported 712 new cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths in its daily update today. 

According to the epidemiology report, one person between 40 and 59 years old and eight people over 80 have died as a result of COVID-19. Of the nine people who have died recently, five were residents of long-term care homes. 

Today's report includes 213 cases from Toronto, 135 from Peel, 108 from Ottawa, and 62 from York Region.

There are 387 new cases involving individuals under the age of 40. 

Since yesterday, another 35 people are reported hospitalized with COVID-19, and 10 more COVID patients have been admitted to an intensive care unit. 

There are 5,873 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 261 people who are hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 67 COVID patients in intensive care and 36 of them are on ventilators. 

Since Friday, Oct. 9, the province has reported 5,227 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

To date the province has confirmed 62,908 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and has reported 54,004 (85 per cent) of those individuals have recovered and 3,031 (4.8 per cent) have died. 

Provincial public health labs processed 38,507 tests since the last report, and there are 37,155 COVID tests awaiting results. The provincial per cent positivity rate is 2.9 per cent, meaning 2.9 per cent of people who are tested for COVID test positive.