New COVID-19 cases in Waterloo region top 300 this month

Public health reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo region as of Thursday, which brings the total of new cases in October to 312. 

The last time cases topped 300 was in May, when the region recorded 354 cases.

Since March, there have been 2,034 cases. Of those, 1,821 have been marked as resolved. There have been 120 COVID-related deaths, a number that has not changed since Aug. 21.

There are 93 active cases in the region with eight people listed as being in hospital.

As well, there are 10 outbreaks, including:

  • Six at long-term care or retirement homes.
  • One at a congregate setting involving six cases. That outbreak was declared on Sept. 17.
  • One outbreak after an event was held at a place of worship. That outbreak involves 12 cases. The region is not revealing the name of the place of worship.
  • One at a before and after school program within the Waterloo Region District School Board where there is one case.
  • One at Wilfrid Laurier University. That outbreak has impacted 19 people, including students living on and off campus. The outbreak has been linked to a study group.

Ontario reported 841 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

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