Active COVID-19 cases in Waterloo region rise to 41 – Kitchener


Waterloo region is reporting its highest number of active COVID-19 cases in more than a month.Waterloo Public Health is reporting 41 active cases, a number that has not been seen since July 28.

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The agency announced seven more cases since Friday’s update, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases to 1,453.

A Waterloo Public Health spokesperson told Global News the new cases were reported Thursday evening and Friday evening.

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Only three people were cleared of the virus over the weekend, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 1,292.

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No COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the region since August 20, leaving the death toll at 120. One death was reported this month.

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There are still two active epidemics in the area, one in a day camp and the other in a retirement home in Cambridge.

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The outbreak at the camp was declared last Monday after a camper tested positive for the virus.

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The camp remains operational because public health did not consider it necessary to close the camp.

The outbreak at the Golden Years nursing home in Cambridge began on August 19 when a resident tested positive. He died on August 21.

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No other positive test was reported in any of the outbreaks.

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Ontario reported 114 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 42,309.

It’s a similar increase from Sunday, when 112 cases were reported.

“Locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, and 18 have not reported any new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

Forty-one cases are from Toronto, 21 from Ottawa, 16 from Peel Region and 12 from York Region.

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