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Active COVID-19 cases in region now above 140

15 more cases were confirmed Monday, and another 15 were added to Sunday's total
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Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed 15 new cases of the coronavirus from Monday.

15 cases were also added to Sunday's total, while one was removed from Saturday's tally.

Most of the new cases are the result of community transmission or being in close contact with another postive case.

It means there have been 1,636 cases here since March.

Active cases have climbed to 142, but none of the infected are receiving treatment for COVID-19 in a local hospital.

Here are some other updates from the region's dashboard on Tuesday:

  • 1,374 resolved cases (84 per cent)
  • The region is now up to eight outbreaks as a new one has been declared at the Village at Winston Park long-term care (one case in a staff member)
  • 120 local deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
  • 3,600 more tests have been done for a total of 85,365

There have been six cases involving students at elementary and secondary schools in the region.

Four were confirmed on Monday afternoon at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Huron Heights Secondary School, Williamsburg Public School, and Clemens Mills Public School.

In all cases, the health department is getting in contact with any high-risk contacts.

On Tuesday, the Ontario government also confirmed two active COVID-19 cases in child care centres in Waterloo Region. 

One is a child at the FunCare Learning Centre in Elmira, the other is a child at YWCA KW St. Paul Childcare in Kitchener. 

Currently on Region of Waterloo Public Health's website, only one active child care outbreak is listed in an unidentified location. 

Public Health has previously stated it will not name facilities affected by a COVID-19 outbreak, unless it will help identify high-risk contacts. 

Otherwise, Public Health handles contact and case management and notifies individuals who should get tested or self-monitor for symptoms. 

Below is the provincial COVID-19 breakdown for Tuesday:

  • 47,752 total cases (478 new)
  • 82 patients are currently hospitalized with the virus
  • 41,342 resolved cases (86. 6 per cent)
  • 3.61 million tests have been completed
  • 2,832 deaths (three new)
With files from Erin Anderson

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