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Active COVID-19 cases in region back above 70

Two new ones were confirmed Tuesday
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Region of Waterloo Public Health is reporting two new cases of the coronavirus from Tuesday.

Five were also added to Monday's total.

It means there have been 1,538 cases here since March.

Here are some other updates posted to the region's dashboard on Wednesday:

  • Active cases increase by seven to 75, but no one in the region is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in hospital
  • 1,343 resolved cases (87 per cent)
  • 120 local deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since late August
  • 77,875 tests have been done (with positive results in two per cent)

Meantime, a new outbreak has been declared in a congregate setting home, where a staff member tested positive.

An outbreak also remains active at the Village of University Gates long-term care.

Below is the provincial COVID-19 breakdown for Wednesday:

  • 45,383 total cases (315 new)
  • 44 people are hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 40,245 resolved cases (88.7 per cent)
  • 2,822 deaths (two new)

Ontario's Health Minister Christine Elliott pointed out that 64 per cent of the new cases are people under the age of 40.

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