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Region breaks 6,000 COVID cases plus another death over New Year's – KitchenerToday.com

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Region of Waterloo Public Health reported 179 new COVID-19 cases on its dashboard Saturday afternoon.

This update includes both the COVID case numbers from December 31 and January 1.  

106 new cases were reported today, with alterations made to previous counts.

This brings the new total up to 6,078 cases for the region since March.

The number of active cases has increased to 578 from 518 since Thursday. 

Here are some other updates from the Region’s COVID summary dashboard on Saturday:

  • 5,326 resolved cases (88 per cent).
  • There have been 166 deaths in the region linked to the virus. The latest was confirmed on January 1.
  • 33 cases are currently hospitalized (12 in ICU). 

There are currently 42 active outbreaks in the region:

  • NEW The Village at University Gates – Wright Unit (one case in staff)
  • NEW Highland Place Retirement Home (one case in resident) 
  • Briarfield Retirement Residence – 3rd floor (one case in resident) 
  • PeopleCare Hilltop Manor (two cases in staff)
  • Chartwell Westmount LTC – Pioneer Unit (four cases in residents, five cases in staff)
  • Pinehaven long-term-care – Lower Unit (one case in staff)
  • Nithview Retirement Residence (one case in resident)
  • Forest Heights long-term-care (two cases in staff)
  • Fairview Mennonite Homes Retirement Suites (one case in staff)
  • Barnswallow long-term-care (four cases in staff)
  • Trinity Village long-term care (11 cases in staff)
  • St. Luke’s Place long-term care (three cases in staff)
  • Cambridge Country Manor (60 cases in residents, 64 in staff, 13 deaths)
  • Village of Winston Park retirement home (25 cases in residents, 25 cases in staff, three deaths)
  • Congregate setting 15 (one case)
  • Congregate setting 14 (nine cases)
  • NEW Warehouse workplace 2 (three cases)
  • NEW Retail 3 (three cases)
  • NEW Manufacturing/Industrial workplace 17 (10 cases)
  • NEW Manufacturing/Industrial workplace 16 (four cases)
  • Food and Beverage Services 10 (three cases)
  • Transportation – Trucking 1 (three cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial workplace 15 (three cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial workplace 14 (four cases)
  • General Office Setting 5 (two cases)
  • Food Processing workplace 1 (45 cases)
  • Retail 2 (three cases)
  • Healthcare – Dental Services 3 (two cases)
  • Sports and fitness – gym related (11 cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial workplace 13 (two cases)
  • Health care – dental services 2 (13 cases)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University residence (two cases)
  • Country Hills Public School (two cases)
  • NEW Bluevale Collegiate Institute (two cases)
  • NEW St. Andrew’s Senior Public School (two cases)
  • Franklin Public School (three cases)
  • Franklin Public School (two cases)
  • St. Dominic Savio Catholic School 1 (two cases)
  • St. Dominic Savio Catholic School 2 (three)
  • Franklin Public School – Extended Day Program (two cases)
  • St. Mary’s General Hospital 6th floor Chest Unit
  • Grand River Hospital Medicine Unit 5N

The outbreaks at Clair Hills Retirement Home and a Food and Beverage Services workplace have ended.

Below is the provincial COVID-19 summary for Saturday:

  • 187,998 total cases (3,363 today, 2,476 yesterday). 
  • 160,526 cases are resolved (85 per cent).
  • 4,625 related deaths (95 new today).
  • 1,003 hospitalized (322 in the ICU).

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B.C. records 508 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths as vaccine plan released – News 1130

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Health officials in B.C. say the risk of COVID-19 transmission in long-term care and in communities remains too high to lift restrictions, as they announce nine more people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours.

In a joint statement Friday, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 508 more people have been contracted the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

On the heels of an announcement of how the province will proceed with immunization, Dix and Henry remind British Columbians that following guidelines and public health orders continue to be critical.

“We need to remember our risk remains high right now, even as we protect more and more people with vaccine. We are not at the point where we can lift restrictions in our community or long-term care,” they write.

“We must continue to use our COVID-19 layers of protection and do all we can to stop transmission in our communities right now.”

So far, 110,556 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Of those, 2,202 are second doses.

A new outbreak has been declared at the North Fraser Pretrial Services Centre in Port Coquitlam, and outbreaks have been declared at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

A total of 315 people are hospitalized, 74 are in intensive care.

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Coronavirus: Dr. Bonnie outlines B.C.'s mass immunization plan | Watch News Videos Online – Globalnews.ca

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Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines the COVID-19 vaccine rollout schedule and when British Columbians can expect to start receiving their doses. The province says the goal is to provide 7.4 million doses and will prioritize vaccines based on age.

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COVID-19: Fraser Health declares outbreak at B.C. jail after 20 test positive – Vancouver Sun

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Fraser Health has declared four new COVID-19 outbreaks, including at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre, where 20 people in custody have tested positive.

The health authority says it is working to identify others who may have had contact with those who tested positive at the jail in Port Coquitlam.

There have been several outbreaks in prisons and jails across Canada, including at Mission Institution in the Fraser Valley, where an inmate died in April.

Fraser Health says there are also new outbreaks at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, the rehabilitation unit at Queen’s Park Care Centre in the same city, and the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre.

It says two patients tested positive for COVID-19 in a surgical unit at the hospital and the outbreak is limited to that unit.

The emergency department remains open and the health authority says other areas of the hospital are not affected by the outbreak.

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