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Two new cases of COVID-19 in region

Active cases have dropped below 70
Photo: Tube containing a swab sample that has tested positive for COVID-19/Shutterstock

There are many positives in Tuesday's COVID-19 update from Region of Waterloo Public Health.

The local health department reported just two new cases of the coronavirus.

Active cases have also dropped to 68, which is six fewer than Monday.

There have been 1,325 total cases since March.

Eight more cases are considered resolved, improving that total to 1,133.

The number of local deaths linked to the virus also remains unchanged at 116, 95 of which were the result of outbreaks.

And speaking of outbreaks, there are currently none in Waterloo Region, as one at Sunnyside Home (long-term care) has now been declared over.

It's one of three separate outbreaks that home has dealt with.

Late Monday evening, regional council unanimously passed a mandatory mask bylaw which will come into effect on Monday, July 13.

Here's the provincial breakdown for Tuesday:

  • 36,060 total cases (112 new)
  • 31,603 resolved
  • 2,691 deaths (two new)

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