Public Health confirms 2 more COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Public Health announced Thursday that the region’s second and third presumptive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have been confirmed.

The two are among 17 more cases announced across the province, bringing the total number to 59 across Ontario.

The agency says that a woman in her 60s was on a cruise, which left Puerto Rico on Mar. 1 before visiting St. Thomas, St. Martin, Barbados, Dominique, Grenada, and returning to Puerto Rico on March 7.

The woman, who is a resident of the region, returned to Canada the next day, where it was determined she had symptoms of the disease.

She was driven to Grand River Hospital for testing on March 10.

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