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Coronavirus Update

Last Updated Feb 25, 2021 at 11:58 am EST

It can be difficult to follow the latest developments in the rapidly-evolving battle to contain the novel coronavirus. Every day there’s a new barrage of headlines about the virus’ impact locally, and abroad. Health officials are routinely updating the public on new presumptive and confirmed cases, and world economies have been on a dizzying roller-coaster ride.

The latest on the coronavirus will be posted on this page every day. The compilation of stories will be updated frequently to help give you a one-stop spot for up-to-date and pertinent information. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date.“

If you feel any symptoms and want more information about COVID-19, visit the Region of Waterloo public health page.

February 25 updates:

Quick facts:

  • Canada has 857,122 cases of the novel coronavirus in total — 297,311 of those cases are in Ontario. Of those cases, there have been 6,916 deaths, and 280,324 people have recovered. There have been 21,845 deaths and 804,761 recoveries in Canada.
  • The number of cases in Ontario is listed on the Ontario government’s health page.
  • The number of global cases and cases in Canada, by province or territory, are listed on Canada’s public health page (the students, staff self-isolating after positive COVID-19 case in public school age is updated later in the day).
  • The World Health Organization has a daily report containing all the suspected and confirmed cases in the world (the report is released later in the day).
  • For a full list of community event cancellations and postponements, click here.

February 25 stories:

February 24 stories: