Over 60% of COVID-19 cases in the region are now resolved

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64% of coronavirus cases in the Waterloo region are now resolved.

This is the latest public health update for the Waterloo region, which reported that 58 more cases were resolved on Tuesday morning.

Only four new cases were reported, which means there were 1,037 in total (673 resolved).

No new deaths have been reported.

The total number of deaths has been revised from 112 to 111 because one was counted in error.

There are also 13 outbreaks in long-term care homes and retirement homes, as a new one was reported to long-term care at Parkwood Mennonite, where a staff member tested positive for the virus.

The region’s acting health doctor said Tuesday morning at a press conference that she was somewhat disappointed to learn that residents were not following physical distance measurements over the long weekend.

“Yes, it was a long weekend, the unofficial start of summer … yes, we had a more pleasant time at the start of the weekend. But we cannot undo the good work that has helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in our region. Said Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang.

No new fines were issued, but police and the settlement made more than 200 site visits over the weekend, most of the complaints related to rallies of five or more people.

Dr. Wang says she understands that the restrictions will be lifted, residents will be keen to do things that they haven’t been allowed to do for weeks – “But we can’t get back to normal. We have to go to normal and physical distance is the basis of this new normal. “

More businesses were allowed to reopen on Tuesday as the province entered the first stage of its economic recovery plan.

And for the first time, Dr. Wang also recommends residents wear non-medical masks (cloth masks or face covers), in places where physical distance can be an issue.

Here’s a breakdown of how the provincial numbers were reported on Tuesday:

  • 23,384 (427 new)
  • 17,898 resolved
  • 1919 deaths

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