More students test positive for COVID-19 in Waterloo region

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KITCHENER – Four other students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Waterloo region. One case, which involves a student at Preston High School, was added to the Waterloo Region District School Board’s COVID-19 case follow-up on Tuesday afternoon.

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A notice on the school’s website said the student was last at school on September 16.

Anyone considered a high-risk contact will be contacted by public health officials, the advisory says. Contacts of the identified cohort and some other bus users have been asked to self-isolate until at least September 30.

Public health officials also confirmed that two students tested positive for COVID-19 at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute on September 22. The school board said the students had not been at school since September 16. contacts identified at school.

There is also a confirmed case at Forest Hill Public School. There is no high-risk school contact associated with this case, and the student had not been in school since September 14.

The WRDSB on Monday reported four students with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Waterloo region public health officials reported 29 new cases on Tuesday. There are currently 142 active cases in the region.

Provincially, Ontario recorded its largest one-day increase in cases since May, reporting 478 new cases of COVID-19.

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