The region’s active case COVID_19 case count has risen by three.

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is reporting six new cases of the virus Thursday along with three resolved.

Four of the cases are from Parry Sound with the other two from Nipissing.

There are now 11 active cases in the Nipissing District, 16 in the region. Two people are being treated in hospital.

Nine more preliminary positive results for a variant of concern have been reported.

864 vaccine doses were administered by the Health Unit today with the region eclipsing 24-thousand total shots.