18 more COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo region

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KITCHENER – Public health officials in the Waterloo region reported 18 more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The latest figure includes 14 cases that were reported to officials on Wednesday, and four more that were added to the daily totals for the previous days.

The health agency says its daily figures are correct until 5 p.m. the day before, which is why more cases are added to the totals for other days.

Thursday’s update brings the total number of cases in the region to 1,671. That number includes the 1,396 resolved cases in the region and 120 deaths.

There are still 155 known active cases in the region. That number has almost quadrupled since the start of the month: on September 1, there were only 42 active cases here.

Among the active cases, the region’s dashboard shows that no one is in the hospital. Since the start of the pandemic, 251 people have been hospitalized for the disease, including 60 people who needed intensive care unit care.

There are still nine active COVID-19 outbreaks in the region, one less than the number reported on Wednesday. Public health officials said the outbreak was over at the Village long-term care home at University Gates. The outbreak was declared on September 5 after a staff member tested positive.

Here are the remaining outbreaks:

  • Village at Winston Park LTC, a staff member

  • Lanark Heights LTC, three staff

  • Two meeting places, two staff

  • FunCare Learning Center in Elmira, one child

  • Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre à Wellesley, un membre du personnel

  • YWCA St. Paul Childcare Center in Kitchener, one child

  • Gym in Kitchener, three people

  • A catering service in Kitchener, two people

Across Ontario, public health officials have reported 409 new cases of COVID-19, a peak from the 335 infections reported the day before.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 151 of the new cases were reported in Toronto, while Ottawa had 82 and Peel Region 46.

To date, Ontario has reported 48,496 cases of COVID-19, including 41,886 resolved cases. More than 2,800 people in this province have died.

Correction:

This is a corrected article. A previous version incorrectly stated that the number of resolved cases in Ontario was 51,866. In fact, at the time of writing this report, Ontario had 41,866 resolved cases.

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