The number of new COVID cases in the Quinte region ticked up slightly in the last 24 hours, although the number of recoveries balanced it out.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours, but six recoveries as well, to keep the active case count at 27.

The region now has a total of 325 cases.

Three of the new cases were in Belleville while three were in Centre Hastings, bringing the total number of cases there up to five. There are 13 in Belleville, six in Quinte West and three in Prince Edward County.

Three of the new cases were transmitted by close contact with the other three awaiting confirmation of how they were transmitted.

As well three of the new cases were in people 19 and under while one person was between 60 and 69 years old. Five of the six new cases were in females.

In Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Pine Ridge, the number of new cases dipped slightly down to 12, with six in Northumberland, four in Kawartha Lakes and two in Haliburton.

There are now 79 active cases in the region and 627 total cases to date.

In Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington only two new cases were reported in the last 24 hours with five recoveries, dropping the active case count to 53. However, two people remain hospitalized in the ICU, with one now on a ventilator.