Waterloo region reports 52 new cases of COVID-19, two new deaths

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KITCHENER – Waterloo Region Public Health reported 52 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the total in the region to 4,581.
On the same day, the death toll rose by two, from 135 reported on Monday to 137. The resolved cases in the region also jumped to 3,975.

The number of active cases fell from one to 468, while the number of such cases in hospital rose from 27 to 35. This number includes 11 people who are being treated in intensive care.

Six people have died in Waterloo region from COVID-19 since Saturday. Officials say the deaths include a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 40s, a man in her 80s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s. Officials say they all had underlying conditions.

One person resided in the long-term care home in the village of Winston Park in Kitchener.

“I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the families and loved ones of each of these individuals,” said Dr. Ryan Van Meer, Deputy Medical Officer of Health, in part.

  • Trades and related services: three cases

  • Two manufacturing or industrial workshops: eight cases in one, four in the other

  • Food processing workplace: three cases

  • Construction frame: two cases

  • The region’s online COVID-19 dashboard showed some details in a 24-hour summary on its page, but the dashboard itself was experiencing a tech glitch that was preventing it from loading properly.

    The problem seemed to be resolved around 3 p.m.

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