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BY THE NUMBERS: How many cases of coronavirus are there in Niagara?


COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, is a global pandemic.

As of May 4 Niagara Public Health has confirmed 14,245 cases of the virus in the region. Public Health also reports 11,780 patients have recovered. Public health has also reported that 395 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. There are currently 2.070 active cases.

May 4, 2021 Note: Niagara Public Health reported a large reduction in active cases due to "an error in the coding used to calculate our active case numbers. This caused our daily reported active cases to be too high over the last several days. The coding error has been corrected."

As of Thursday April 8, Ontario has made a declaration of emergency and issued a provincewide stay-at-home order. For details visit the province's website.

The first non-travel related case was confirmed on March 27, 2020.

The first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada was in Toronto on Jan. 25, 2020.

According to a collection of Ontario public health unit reports, as of May 4 there are at least 482,218 confirmed and probable cases and at least 8,111 deaths in Ontario.

The Ministry of Health’s latest reports show that 432,109 others have recovered from the illness. 

Provincial health officials have completed 14,264,861 tests for the virus to date (note: this is not the number of persons tested; there are individuals who have been tested more than once.) will update this article with new numbers as they are announced.

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For the latest information the vaccine rollout in Niagara, go to Tracking the COVID vaccine rollout in Niagara Region.