Coronavirus Canada Updates: Region adds 20 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Canada: 11 more COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region, total rises to 1,954
Coronavirus Canada: 11 more COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region, total rises to 1,954

New outbreaks have been declared at a long-term care home, a retirement home and a dental facility.

Another double digit increase in terms of new COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region, as 20 were added to the summary dashboard on Wednesday morning.

A majority of the new cases are due to close contact with another positive case.

There have been 1,934 local cases since March.

Here are some other updates from the region’s dashboard on Wednesday:

126 active cases, four are receiving treatment in hospital
1,688 resolved cases (87 per cent)
120 deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
Over 152,000 tests have been done
Meantime, three new outbreaks have been declared – Stirling Heights long-term care (one resident), Doon Village retirement home (one resident) and an unnamed dental facility (three cases).

The other active outbreaks are at: Laurier’s Clara Conrad Hall residence (11 cases), Fairview Mennonite long-term care (one case in a resident), Conestoga Lodge retirement home (two cases in staff), Pinehaven long-term care home (one case in a staff member), a congregate setting (four cases in residents, two in staff), a home child care centre (one case), Bright Start Co-Operative Early Learning Centre (one case) and JF Carmichael Public School in Kitchener (two cases in students).

Below is the provincial COVID-19 breakdown for Wednesday:

61,413 total cases (721 new)
231 people are in hospital – 64 in intensive care
52,512 resolved cases (85.5 per cent)
3,017 deaths unchanged
Over 4.49 million tests have been completed

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