Kitchener-Waterloo

1 new death from COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region as total case numbers rise to 1,049

Another person in a Kitchener long-term care home has died from COVID-19, new numbers released by Region of Waterloo Public Health on Wednesday showed. The total number of cases has risen to 1,049.

Total number of resolved cases rises to 675

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo region has risen to 1,049 while 675 cases have been marked as resolved. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

One more person has died from COVID-19 in Waterloo region, new numbers released Wednesday show.

The person who died lived in Trinity Village Care Centre, a long-term care home in Kitchener. That brings the total number of people who have died at that home to 18. Of the region's 112 deaths, 92 have been in long-term care or retirement homes.

The number of cases in the region also rose by 12 to 1,049, the Region of Waterloo Public Health numbers showed.

Meanwhile, two more cases were listed as resolved, bringing the total to 675.

Also reported Wednesday:

  • 14,500 tests have been done in the region.
  • 34 people are in hospital. This does not include people moved from Forest Heights long-term care home into area hospitals.
  • 287 of people presumed or confirmed positive are health-care workers, making up 27 per cent of cases.
  • There are 12 active outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes in the region.

The numbers from public health are accurate as of 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Park amenities open across region

The three cities and four townships in Waterloo region announced they'll be reopening some park amenities like sports fields, dog parks and skateparks either immediately or over the next two weeks.

As parks reopen for more activities, all the municipalities reminded people to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others who aren't in the same household. People also still cannot gather in groups of more than five people.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph cases rise

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reporting 354 cases of COVID-19 in its coverage area as of Wednesday morning. That's an increase of five cases from Tuesday.

The number of resolved cases has risen to 208 from 202 reported Tuesday. The number of deaths remains at 33 people.

Long-term home outbreaks

There are currently 12 active outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes in Waterloo region. Golden Years Long-Term Care in Cambridge had its outbreak declared over as of Tuesday.

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