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Region approaching 160 active COVID-19 cases

18 more cases have been added to the dashboard
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Region of Waterloo Public Health is reporting 18 new cases of the coronavirus.

14 were confirmed on Wednesday, three were added to Tuesday's total, plus an additional case on Saturday.

It means there have been 1,671 total cases here since March.

Public health has also revised its numbers in terms of transmission types - 700 have been outbreak related, 537 community spread, 354 close contact, and 80 are travel related.

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

  • 155 active cases, but no one locally is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in hospital
  • 1,396 resolved cases (84 per cent)
  • 120 local deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
  • 85,365 tests have been done (positive results in 1.9 per cent)

Meantime, an outbreak has been declared over at The Village at University Gates long-term care, but there are still nine other outbreaks, including three at childcare centres (Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre, YWCA KW St. Paul Childcare, and FunCare Learning Centre).

There have also been 12 cases in students, and one in a staff member, in the region's elementary and secondary schools.

Below is the provincial COVID-19 breakdown for Thursday:

  • 48,496 total cases (409 new)
  • 88 patients are currently hospitalized with the virus
  • 41,886 resolved cases (86.4 per cent)
  • 3.64 million tests have been completed
  • 2,836 deaths (one new)

The provincial health minister says 63 per cent of the new cases are in people under the age of 40.




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