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57 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region Tuesday

There were 57 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region on Tuesday, bringing the total for the month to 985. The number of active outbreaks dropped to 16.

Number of active outbreaks drops to 16

Waterloo region reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (Mathieu Theriault/CBC)

There were 57 new cases of COVID-19 reported by Region of Waterloo Public Health Tuesday.

There are 385 active cases with 24 people in hospital and 10 of those people are in the intensive care unit.

There was also a drop in active outbreaks on Tuesday to 16, down from 21.

The new cases on Tuesday bring the monthly total to 985, and 3,139 since March. There have been 2,631 cases marked as resolved. There were no new deaths reported Tuesday. The number of COVID-related deaths remained at 123.

The province reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said Monday's figure of 1,589 cases inadvertently included eight-and-a-half extra hours worth of data from Nov. 22, meaning the total count was inflated. Tuesday's number adjusts for the mistake.

16 active outbreaks

There are 16 active outbreaks in Waterloo region, two in long-term care and retirement homes.

There is also one outbreak of 22 cases at Village Manor in St. Jacobs. The assisted living facility is not considered a retirement home but rather a congregate setting. The home appealed an order issued by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority to have its licence revoked earlier this year, then ceased operating as a retirement home as defined in the Retirement Homes Act.

St. Mary's General Hospital has been ordered to take over management of Village Manor in St. Jacobs as it deals with the outbreak that has infected 19 people living there and three staff members.

There is also an outbreak at a "racquet sports-related" facility where there are 22 cases. The region has not identified the location.

The other outbreaks are:

  • One congregate setting with two cases.
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital's wing B, level 4 medicine unit.
  • One related to a dance class with two cases.
  • One at a food processing workplace with five cases.
  • One related to hockey with nine cases.
  • Two at food and beverage service workplaces, one with three cases, the other with four.
  • One at a trades workplace with three cases.
  • Two at manufacturing workplaces with three cases at each.

Also among the active outbreaks are two at schools: one at Centennial Public School in Waterloo with three cases and one at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener with two cases.

An outbreak linked to Algarve Restaurant in Kitchener has been declared over. The outbreak had 41 cases. Public health had advised anyone who may have gone to the restaurant, located at 248 Stirling Avenue S., between Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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