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26 new cases of COVID-19 in region

It raises to the local total to 58
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Region of Waterloo Public Health provided an update on local COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning.

There are 26 cases, raising the total to 58.

22 of the 26 new cases are presumptive positive.

Four of the new cases are also being treated in hospital.

And for the first time locally, health officials are reporting cases of patients who are under 20.

All three got the virus via close contact, and are now all self-isolating at home. 

Here's a further breakdown of the new cases:

  • eight in 30s
  • five in 40s
  • five in 50s
  • three in 60s
  • three under 20
  • two in 20s

Close to half of the 58 cases are the result of community transmission.

Region of Waterloo Public Health will be releasing local numbers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.

Meantime, Ontario is reporting 100 new cases, the largest single-day spike to date, and includes a ninth death.

The province now has 688 cases of COVID-19.

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