Region of Waterloo confirms 14 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths

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WATERLOO –
There were 14 new cases of COVID-19 and three other deaths confirmed by public health in the Waterloo region.

These updates bring the Saturday morning total to 997 cases and 111 deaths.

The number of resolved cases increased by 25, bringing the Region of Waterloo total to 575.

An outbreak at Twin Oaks Long Term Care Home was reported after 11 days and two cases among staff.

This brings the total number of LTC epidemics and retirement homes to 10.

A Conestoga Meats outbreak currently accounts for 78 cases in the Waterloo region, but none of the deaths.

Of the 997 cases of COVID-19 in the region, 584 have originated from institutional epidemics. Ninety-one of 111 deaths are also due to outbreaks.

Public health has carried out 13,714 COVID-19 tests and claims that the general public can now also be tested.

As of Friday, the number of tests was 10,770. Health officials say they have so far underreported the results of the tests, as a precaution.

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