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Region reporting three new cases of COVID-19

Active cases remain at 68
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Region of Waterloo Public Health is reporting three new cases of the coronavirus from Monday.

Two of the cases are due to close contact with a positive case, while the third is travel related.

One case has also been removed from Sunday's total, meaning there have been 1,531 cases here since March.

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

  • 68 active cases, but no one is being treated in hospital
  • 1,343 resolved cases (88 per cent)
  • 120 local deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since late August
  • Over 3,100 more tests have been done for a total of 77,875

There's just one outbreak - at The Village of University Gates long-term care - where a staff member tested positive.

Waterloo Region's acting medical officer of health said in the past week, the virus has been diagnosed most frequently in the 10 to 19, 20 to 29, and 40 to 49 age categories.

"We have seen in our case investigations a trend of cases having notably more high risk contacts than before." stated Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang. "This means people are socializing and gathering in close contact with people significantly more than before, without precautions such as physical distancing or wearing face coverings."

She added it's a cause for concern, and we all need to recommit to the practices recommended by public health.

Below is the provincial breakdown for Tuesday:

  • 45,068 total cases (251 new)
  • 47 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 40,091 resolved cases (89 per cent)
  • 2,820 deaths (four new)

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