Dramatic drop in daily COVID-19 cases for Waterloo Region
KITCHENER -- A day after reporting 66 new COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region, public health has confirmed an increase of just 35.
The Saturday afternoon dashboard update shows a substantial drop in daily cases during a week that had no day under 60.
The update also reported 80 more cases that are considered resolved, no new deaths, and the active case number dropping by 40. Of those active cases, two more are being treated in the ICU.
This brings the Waterloo Region totals to 3,923 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3,263 resolved, 126 deaths, 533 active cases, 30 hospitalized, and 11 in the ICU.
The number of COVID-19 facility outbreaks in the region also dropped by one to 24.
An outbreak at a sports and fitness facility, which public health says is racket-sport related and accounted for 24 cases, has been declared over.
Another outbreak at an unnamed food and beverages facility, which accounted for two cases, has also been declared over.
Meanwhile, an outbreak has been declared at a phamacy services facility with three cases connected to it.
Ontario also set a new testing record, processing 59,400 swabs in the previous day. This leaves Ontario's test positivity rate at 3.1 per cent.
There have now been 125, 385 confirmed cases in the province, with over 106,000 of them being considered resolved, and 3,757 deaths.