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Region confirms 19 new COVID-19 cases

But two outbreaks have been declared over
COVID-19 Village Media

For a second straight day, Waterloo Region has seen a double digit increase in terms of new COVID-19 cases.

19 new ones were reported on Friday afternoon.

It means there have been 2,133 total cases in the region since March.

The active caseload increases to 98, with nine people currently receiving treatment in hospital.

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

  • 1,915 resolved cases (90 per cent)
  • 120 deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
  • Over 2,100 more tests have been done for a total of 171,043

Outbreaks have been declared over at The Village at University Gates long-term care and a public school board before/after school program, but there are still four active ones:

  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic elementary school (three cases)
  • Manufacturing and industrial workplace (three cases)
  • Energy and utilities workplace (two cases)
  • Place of worship where an event was held (18 cases)

Meantime, the province reported 896 new cases on Thursday.

The rest of the provincial COVID-19 totals are posted below:

  • 74,715 total cases
  • 314 people are in hospital - 75 in intensive care
  • 63,919 resolved cases (85.6 per cent)
  • 3,127 deaths (nine new)
  • 5.06 million tests have been completed

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