Active COVID-19 cases in the region above 40

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Ongoing data revisions have also resulted in an additional 10 cases not accounted for in previous updates.

There has been a drop in new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo region, but ongoing data revisions continue to hurt the public health dashboard.Four new cases of the virus were reported by Waterloo Region Public Health on Friday.

However, they also added another 10 cases to the totals reported Thursday, bringing the region’s case count to 1,503.

Of this total, 89% are considered resolved and active cases up to 44.

The death toll from COVID-19 still stands at 120.

Regarding the type of transmission, 13 of the 14 newly added cases are attributed to community spread. The other is the result of close contact.

There is no COVID-19 patient in the hospital.

Just over 2,500 tests have been added to the scorecard since Tuesday, a massive jump from Tuesday’s 203 tests, which represented Labor Day weekend.

A little over 74,000 tests have been carried out in our region since the start of the pandemic.

Here is the provincial breakdown for Friday:

  • 44,068 cases (213 new)
  • 49 people treated in hospital
  • 39,598 cases resolved (124 new)
  • 2,813 deaths (one case withdrawn)

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