Coronavirus Canada updates: Waterloo Region reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

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Canada reports zero daily Covid deaths for first time in six months
Canada reports zero daily Covid deaths for first time in six months

Region of Waterloo Public Health is reporting five new cases of the coronavirus from Tuesday.

All are the result of community transmission.

There have been 1,480 cases here since March.

Active cases increased by two to 34, but no one is currently receiving treatment in hospital for the virus.

Here are some other updates that were posted to the region’s dashboard on Wednesday:

1,326 resolved cases (90 per cent)
The largest number of cases continues to be in the 20 to 29 age category – 238
120 deaths in the region have been linked to the virus, 96 have been connected to an outbreak at a long-term care or retirement home (there have been no additional deaths since late August)
72,195 tests have been done (positive results in approximately two per cent)
An outbreak has been declared over at Conestoga Lodge retirement home, but ones remain active at A.R. Goudie and the Village of University Gates.

Here’s the provincial COVID-19 breakdown for Wednesday:

43,685 total cases (149 new)
55 people are being treated in hospital
39,332 resolved cases
2,813 deaths (unchanged)

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