60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Waterloo region – fr

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60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Waterloo region – fr


KITCHENER – Waterloo region health officials have confirmed 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

The Saturday afternoon online dashboard update also shows that another 56 cases are now considered resolved, while the number of active cases has increased by three.

Once again, no deaths related to the virus have been reported in the past 24 hours. The last time a death was reported by the region was on May 4.

The number of people hospitalized for the virus has fallen by seven, while three fewer people are being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care. Those two totals on the region scorecard are now 31.

Another 54 variants of concern have been detected in cases, while 47 have been identified as B.1.1.7 variants (first discovered in UK)

The total number of outbreaks at COVID-19 facilities in the region has been doubled.

This brings the Waterloo Region COVID-19 totals to 15,177 confirmed cases, 14,393 resolved, 254 deaths, 2,630 variants of concern, 2,313 B.1.1.7, three B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa) , 17 P.1 (first detected in Brazil), 513 active cases and 15 outbreaks.

In Ontario, the 2,584 infections reported on Saturday are up from the 2,362 reported the day before. The province reported 2,759 cases on Thursday and 2,320 on Wednesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 507,117 laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease. At least 471,096 of these cases are considered resolved. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported since yesterday, bringing the death toll to 8,455.

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