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Over 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases in region now resolved – KitchenerToday.com

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64 per cent of the coronavirus cases in Waterloo Region are now resolved.

That’s the latest update from Region of Waterloo Public Health, which reported 58 more cases have been resolved on Tuesday morning.

Only four new cases were reported, meaning there have been 1,037 in total (673 resolved).

No new deaths have been reported.

The total number of deaths has been revised from 112 to 111, as one was counted in error.

There are also 13 outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes, as a new one was declared at Parkwood Mennonite long-term care, where a staff member has tested positive for the virus.

The region’s acting medical officer of health told a news conference on Tuesday morning, she was somewhat disappointed to learn of residents not following the physical distancing measures over the long weekend.

“Yes, it was a long weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer … yes we had some nicer weather at the beginning of the weekend. But we can’t undo the good work that has gone into slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our region.” stated Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang.

No new fines were issued, but police and bylaw made over 200 sites visits over the weekend, most of the complaints were in regards to gatherings of five people or more.

Dr. Wang says she does understand as restrictions are lifted, residents will be eager to do things they haven’t been allowed to do for weeks – “But we cannot go back to the normal. We have to go to the normal, and physical distancing is at the foundation of this new normal.”

More businesses were allowed to reopen on Tuesday, as the province entered stage one of its economic recovery plan.

And for the first time, Dr. Wang is also recommending residents wear non-medical masks (cloth masks or face coverings), in places where physical distancing can be an issue.

Below is a breakdown of how the provincial numbers were reported Tuesday:

  • 23,384 (427 new)
  • 17,898 resolved
  • 1,919 deaths

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New hours for London, Ont.’s Oakridge Arena COVID-19 assessment centre effective Monday – Global News

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The coronavirus assessment centre at Oakridge Arena in London, Ont., is changing its hours starting Monday, June 8.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced Friday the centre’s new hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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The hours for London’s other COVID-19 assessment centre at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre will remain unchanged. It operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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Wait times for both assessment centres can be found on the MLHU’s Twitter page.

The MLHU says anyone may attend either assessment centre to be assessed for coronavirus testing.

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Tests are conducted based on clinical criteria, but those who do not show symptoms of the novel coronavirus but are concerned they may have been exposed to a positive case or believe they may already be ill will be tested, the health unit stated.

There is no medication or treatment onsite at the COVID-19 assessment centres.

As of Saturday, the COVID-19 assessment centre at Oakridge Arena has swabbed 4,762 clients, and the centre at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre has swabbed 8,011, according to MLHU figures.

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COVID-19 outbreak over at Royal Rose Place in Welland – Newstalk 610 CKTB (iHeartRadio)

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One of Niagara’s deadliest long-term care home COVID-19 outbreaks has been declared over. 

Niagara Regional Public Health confirming the outbreak at Royal Rose Place in Welland was declared over Friday morning. 

The Royal Rose outbreak was one of the more serious outbreaks in Niagara, the other being Lundy Manor in Niagara Falls which is now facing a $20 million dollar lawsuit.  

There have been 61 deaths in Niagara from COVID-19, the majority of those deaths stemming from the deadly long term care outbreaks. 

An outbreak at the Greater Niagara General Hospital site was also declared over on Friday. 

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