The Waterloo public health department has redefined two outbreaks of COVID-19 in the region, linking one to hockey and the other to racquet sports

Initially, the agency reported that outbreaks were just ‘sports and fitness’, but a Waterloo Public Health spokesperson told Global News:’ We wanted to make sure the definitions represented the different types. of facilities and activities that could be affected”

“As we get more information about the dashboard and privacy becomes less of an issue as there are more examples, we try to help paint a picture of what takes place in the community “

The hockey-related epidemic began on November 16 and has now been linked to six cases while the racket-related epidemic has grown to 15 cases

Two new outbreaks were reported on Friday, including one involving trades and related services which has three cases and one related to the food and beverage industry which has two cases

The region has 20 active households, one in an office and the other related to the construction industry have been declared completed

Waterloo Public Health reported 39 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 2,911

At the same time, 55 more people were cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 2,456

The number of active cases has fallen to 331 although 22 people are now in hospitals in the region because of the virus

Ontario reported 1,418 new cases of coronavirus on Friday – as the province exceeds 100,000 cumulative cases since the start of the pandemic – bringing the provincial total to 100,790

According to Friday’s provincial report, 400 cases have been recorded in Peel Region, 393 in Toronto, 168 in York Region and 77 in Ottawa

The death toll in the province rose to 3,451 as eight more deaths were reported

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Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7475456/covid-19-outbreaks-waterloo-sports/