More than 500 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Waterloo region, 1 new death reported Tuesday

More than 500 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Waterloo region, but another person has died.

New numbers released by Region of Waterloo Public Health on Tuesday showed the death was a person who lived at the Forest Heights Revera home in Kitchener. That brings the number of deaths at the home to 46 and the total number of deaths in Waterloo region to 104.

The number of cases rose to 954, an increase from 940 reported on Monday. As well, 510 people have recovered from the virus, and increase from 493 reported Monday. The numbers reported Tuesday morning are accurate as of 7 p.m. on Monday.

The province added 361 new novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday and the death toll grew to 1,725, an increase of 56 since the last update.

At Queen’s Park, MPPs will return to the legislature and Tuesday will be the first question period in two months.

More than 10K tests

Also reported Tuesday:

  • 10,044 tests have been done in the region.
  • 46 people are in hospital. This does not include people moved from Forest Heights long-term care home into area hospitals.
  • 275 of people presumed or confirmed positive are health-care workers, making up 29 per cent of cases.

Not everyone with symptoms is being tested for the virus. There are priority groups including health-care workers, frontline workers, their families and people living in long-term care, group and retirement homes.

Active outbreaks at long-term care homes 

There are 12 active outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Waterloo region. An outbreak is declared when just one person living at a home or working there tests positive for COVID-19.

The Village of Winston Park in Kitchener was added back onto the list of outbreaks after one person who lives there tested positive for the virus.

The outbreak at Doon Village Retirement Home in Kitchener was declared over as of Tuesday.

There is still an active outbreak at St. Mary’s General Hospital on the fifth floor medicine unit. All other outbreaks at hospitals have been declared over.

There are also two outbreaks at “congregate settings” in the region.

See a full list of outbreaks

Read more from today:

Chart: Outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes

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