Region of Waterloo Confirms 13 New COVID-19 Cases, Brings Total to 1,165

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WATERLOO –
There are 13 new COVID-19 cases in the Waterloo region, bringing the total to 1,165. According to Saturday’s public health figures, there are 935 cases resolved – an increase of eight from the previous day – and 115 deaths.

There are also 115 active cases listed. This is an increase of five from Friday, when public health reported the total down by a third.

The number of tests increased by 323, the total standing at 20,793.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Village Manor retirement home has been declared completed.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care homes and retirement homes in the Waterloo region is now four. Three of these homes have either a resident or a staff member infected with the virus.

Figures for the region’s most affected home, Forest Heights, were unchanged on Saturday. There are still 177 cases among residents, 69 staff members and 51 deaths reported.

On Tuesday, the province appointed new management to the Kitchener long-term care home.

In Ontario

The province has now exceeded 30,000 infections due to an increase in the number of COVID-19.

Health officials reported 455 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but admitted that 68 of these cases were the result of “delay in reporting the laboratory to the public”.

The province also recorded 35 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,407.

To date, there are 30,202 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The number of cases resolved has reached 23,947 and now represents 79.3% of all patients.

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