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An Ontario Region Is Now Moving To The Red Zone Due To 'Concerning' COVID-19 Trends

The region was originally in the yellow zone.
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Timiskaming Health Unit Is Moving To The Red Zone Due To 'Concerning' Numbers

One Ontario region will be moving to the red zone after reporting "concerning trends" in COVID-19 cases. 

The Ontario government announced on Thursday night that Timiskaming Health Unit will be entering the red as of Friday, March 26 at 12:01 a.m. 

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The region has currently been in the yellow zone since March 22. 

The government states that the region is moving backwards after their case rate increased by 700%. 

"As a result of a rapid worsening in trends of key health indicators in the Timiskaming region, we are making the difficult but necessary decision to immediately move the region to a new level with stronger public health measures in place," said Christine Elliott, Minister of Health.

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