Kitchener-Waterloo

38 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo region Tuesday

There were 38 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo region on Tuesday. Active case numbers dropped to 400 in the community and one person with the illness died.

Active cases drop to 400, still 19 outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes

Waterloo region reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

There were 38 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo region on Tuesday.

That brings February's total so far to 420 cases and the total since last March to 9,852.

There were 400 active cases in the community with 31 people in hospital and 11 of those people in the intensive care unit.

One death was reported of a person with the virus — a man in his 60s. That brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the region to 210.

Of all the cases since last March, 94 per cent, or 9,234 cases have been marked as resolved.

Ontario reported 1,022 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the fewest on a single day (without data problems) since early November.

33 active outbreaks

There are 33 active outbreaks in the region, including 19 in long-term care and retirement homes.

The other outbreaks include:

  • Six in congregate settings: One with 69 cases (over multiple locations), one with eight cases and four with a single case each.
  • One at St. Mary's General Hospital.
  • One at a Waterloo Catholic District School Board program with six cases.
  • One at Conestoga Meats where the number of cases remained at 163.
  • One at a manufacturing workplace with 37 cases.
  • One at a trades business with seven cases.
  • One at a warehouse with two cases.
  • One at an automobile sales and service business with two cases.
  • One at an optometrist officer with two cases.

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