The number of COVID-19 cases is climbing in the region.  The total now stands at 176 in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area.

There have been 14 people die, 11 were in long-term care homes and three got the virus through community transmission.  There are six outbreaks in the area’s long-term care homes.

Over 13-percent of people have recovered.

The health unit has changed the way and the timing of how they report cases to be in line with provincial reporting standards.