Waterloo Region COVID-19: 13 new cases, three outbreaks declared over

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KITCHENER – There have been 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Waterloo region, and three institutional outbreaks have been declared over. The Sunday afternoon public health online dashboard update puts the total number of cases at 2,076.

Meanwhile, 15 new resolved cases bring that total to 1,855 and two fewer active cases stand at 101 currently in the region. Of these active cases, eight are still in hospital.

COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared over at Doon Village Retirement Home and Fairview Mennonite Long-Term Care Center, with both reporting a case in a resident and a collective facility reporting six cases.

Current COVID-19 outbreaks in Waterloo region are at:

  • A before / after school program for WRDSB: a case

  • Laurier University: 19 cases

  • Place of Worship (assigned to event): 13 cases in total, one currently active

  • Stirling Heights Long Term Care: A Resident Case

  • The Village at University Gates Long-Term Care: A Case Among Staff

  • Victoria Place Retirement Residence: A Staff Case

In Ontario, health officials reported for the first time more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, seven deaths and 736 resolved.

This brings the total number of provincial cases to 70,373 cases, 3,093 deaths and 60,160 resolved.

According to modeling data released by the provincial government at the end of September, Ontario was expected to hit 1,000 new cases per day by mid-October.

Following record numbers that could be in part due to Thanksgiving gatherings, the province now says it is ready to “act quickly.”

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