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COVID-19 update: One new death in region

53 cases are active
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COVID-19. Photo/ The Canadian Press.

Community transmission of COVID-19 continues to be an issue in Waterloo Region.

Two new cases were reported by Region of Waterloo Public Health Friday, both a result of community spread.

But despite that, the number of new and active cases is staying on a downward trend, as more people recover from the virus.

The region's case load is up to 1,333, while seven more cases were marked off as resolved, to put that total to 1,163 (or 87 per cent).

There was one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the local death toll to 117.

The active case load dropped to 53, and 10 people are hospitalized.

Since the beginning of July, there have been 34 new cases of COVID-19.

Of that, 16 people contracted it in the community, while 15 others caught it by being in close contact with another case.

The other three cases were a result of travel.

Another 1,896 tests were added to the dashboard since Tuesday, putting the region's total in that regard to 40,279.

There are no outbreaks active.

Here's the provincial breakdown for Friday:

  • 36,464 total cases (116 new)
  • 32,155 resolved
  • 2,710 deaths (seven new)

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