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Now nine cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

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There are now nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, according to figures released this morning (March 17) by the Public Health department.

Eight of the cases involved residents returned from travelling, while one, a man in his 20s, is believed to have acquired the virus through close contact. The latest case also involves a man in his 20s who had travelled to the U.S. He’s currently self-isolating at home.

In Ontario, the Ministry of Health reports there are 180 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The province reports it has approved 11,167 patients for testing, of whom 9,415 were found to have tested negative. Of the remainder, 1,567 cases are currently under investigation, and five have been resolved.

Waterloo
Case Number
Patient
(age and

gender)
Testing
location
Transmission
(community, travel

or close
contact)
Status (self-isolating, hospitalized or recovered)
1 50s Female Grand River HospitalTravel
(Italy)
Self-isolating
at home
2 60s Female Grand River
Hospital
Travel
(Celebrity Summit cruise)
Self-isolating
at home
3 40s MaleGrand River
Hospital
Travel (USA)Hospitalized
4 50s Female Grand River
Hospital
Travel (France/UK) Hospitalized
5 40s MaleSt. Mary’s
General Hospital
Travel (Celebrity Silhouette cruise) Self-isolating
at home
6 50s MaleSt. Mary’s
General Hospital
Travel (Celebrity Summit cruise)/Close contact Self-isolating
at home
7 60s MaleSt Mary’s
General Hospital
Travel (Celebrity Summit cruise)/Close contact Self-isolating
at home
8 20s MaleSt Mary’s
General
Hospital
Close contactSelf-isolating
at home
9 20s MaleGrand River
Hospital
Travel (USA)Self-isolating
at home
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