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Region reports seven new COVID cases

Making it the lowest daily increase so far in October
COVID-19 Village Media

Region of Waterloo Public Health reported seven new cases of the coronavirus on Monday afternoon.

It's the lowest daily increase so far in October and marks just the fourth time in the month the daily increase has been in the single digits.

The active caseload is now at 107, with seven people currently receiving treatment in hospital.

There have been 2,083 cases in the region since March.

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

  • 1,856 resolved cases (89 per cent)
  • 120 deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
  • Over 164,000 tests have been done (numbers will be updated again on Tuesday)

There are currently five active outbreaks in the region

  • NEW energy and utilities workplace (two cases)
  • Place of worship where an event was held (18 cases)
  • The Village at University Gates long-term care (one case in staff)
  • Stirling Heights long-term care (one case in staff)
  • A public school board before/after school program (one case)

Meantime, the province reported 851 new cases on Monday

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

  • 71,224 total cases
  • 295 people are in hospital - 78 in intensive care
  • 60,839 resolved cases (85.4 per cent)
  • 3,099 deaths (six new)
  • 4.93 million tests have been completed

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