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BREAKING: COVID-19 cases hit double digits in Niagara after two more confirmed Thursday morning

Travel behind latest cases, officials say

Two more cases of COVID-19 in Niagara were reported this morning by provincial health authorities.

Both cases are said to be travel related, and involve a woman in her 40s recently returned from a cruise in the Carribeans and a man in his 20s, who had been to the U.S, Spain and Costa Rica.

They are both in self-isolation.

The latest cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Niagara to 11, counting one person who is deceased following infection.

The provincial total is now 858 confirmed positive results, and there are 13 deaths in the province now attributed to COVID-19. That’s another four deaths reported since yesterday at 10:30 a.m.

Yesterday was the first day Ontario Health reported a triple-digit increase in lab-confirmed cases. There were 100 new cases reported on March 25.

Of those, eight are recorded as recovered.

In total, the province announced 170 new cases in Ontario, which is the largest one-day spike since the virus appeared in the province, who now has 858 confirmed infected by the virus.

Thorold News will be speaking with Dr. Mustafa Hirji, the region’s acting medical officer of health at 2:30 this afternoon for an update on the situation in the region.

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