COVID-19 kills eight more in Waterloo region, authorities say, 32 new cases

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KITCHEN –
Eight others have died from COVID-19 as the virus continues to wreak havoc in the Waterloo region. This brings the death toll to 39.

The region updated figures on its website Thursday morning, as well as 32 new local cases. There are now 582 confirmed cases in the region, up from 550 reported on Wednesday.

The total number of cases resolved is 199.

Six others died at Forest Heights Revera, the region’s hardest-hit long-term care home.

Figures from Thursday show that 116 residents and 45 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Deaths have also been recorded in two other long-term care homes: A.R. Goudie LTC now has one death listed on the area’s website, while two deaths are listed at Trinity Village LTC.

Twenty-nine of the COVID-19 deaths in the Waterloo region occurred in long-term care homes or retirement homes.

These metrics account for 337 of the region’s cases, although this is at least partially due to priority tests in these facilities, the region said earlier this week.

There are still active outbreaks in 11 long-term care homes and retirement homes.

Ontario has reported a total of 634 new cases and 54 additional deaths in the province.

This is an update of the latest news. More soon…

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