Waterloo Region reported to be entering second wave of COVID-19 pandemic

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According to CTV News Kitchener, Waterloo Region has started a new wave of COVID-19 after reporting 29 new cases Tuesday morning.

The Waterloo Region COVID-19 summary shows that there are currently 142 active cases of COVID-19, a number that continues to climb after 42 active cases were reported on Sept. 1.

During a media briefing on Tuesday, medical officer of health Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang addressed the onset of a new wave in the region.

“I expect that our cases and outbreaks will continue to escalate for at least a few weeks. What happens after that will depend on actions we take now,” Wang said.

It is suspected by case investigators that the rise in COVID-19 cases is at least partly due to an increase in community transmission.

“Too many people are having close contact with too many other people outside of their social circle,” Wang said during the briefing.

Local residents were asked to recommit to smaller social bubbles to help bring the number of cases back down.

There are currently no active cases in hospital.

More information to come.


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