Region sees increase of 21 new COVID-19 cases

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Waterloo Region Public Health posted an increase of 21 COVID-19 cases on its dashboard on Saturday morning.This brings the new total to 1,975 for the region since March.

The number of active cases has risen to 106 from 101 since yesterday.

Fourteen of the cases were reported on Saturday, six were added to Friday’s tally and changes to other numbers resulted in an overall increase of 21.

Here are a few more updates to the region’s COVID summary dashboard on Saturday:

  • 1,749 cases resolved (88.5%).
  • 120 related deaths in the region, unchanged since August 21.
  • Six cases are currently hospitalized.

Eleven outbreaks are active: Sunnyside Long Term Care – Castle Kilbride Unit (one staff case), Stirling Heights Long Term Care (one resident), Doon Village Retirement Home (one resident), Fairview Mennonite Long Term Care (one resident) case) in one resident), Conestoga Lodge nursing home (two cases in staff), unnamed dental facility (three cases), Clara Conrad Hall residence in Laurier (16 cases), gathering place (four cases among residents, two in the staff) and a family daycare (one case).

An outbreak has been declared over at JF Carmichael Public School, and new outbreaks have been declared at University Gates Retirement Home Village – Emma Unit and University Gates Long Term Care Center.

Here is the rest of the provincial COVID-19 summary for Saturday:

  • 62,908 cases in total
  • 54,004 cases are resolved (85.8%)
  • 3031 deaths
  • 261 hospitalized

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