COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region have now topped 1,800 since March.
19 new cases were added to the health department’s COVID-19 summary dashboard on Tuesday morning, with the majority linked to close contact with another positive case, although the transmission type of 61 cases is currently under investigation.
Active cases increased slightly to 129, with two currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Here are some other updates from the region’s dashboard on Tuesday:
1,815 total cases
1,566 resolved cases (86 per cent)
120 deaths have been linked to the virus. No additional deaths have been reported since August 21
Over 5,700 more tests have been done for a total of 140,941
Meantime, a new outbreak has been declared at Conestoga Lodge retirement home, where a staff member has tested positive.
There are also outbreaks at Pinehaven long-term care home, École élémentaire catholique Cardinal-Léger in Kitchener, a child care centre, a food and beverage service workplace, and a congregate setting.
Below are the provincial totals for Tuesday:
55,362 total cases (548 new)
192 people are in hospital – 41 are in intensive care
46,906 resolved cases (84.7 per cent)
2,987 deaths (seven new)
4.169 million tests have been completed