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.
April 2 updates:
- Canada has 10,466 cases of COVID-19 in total — 2,793 of those cases are in Ontario. Of the 2,793 cases in Ontario, there have been 53 deaths and 831 people have recovered. There have been 111 deaths 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 page 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.
April 2 stories:
- Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t, poll suggests
- Ontario reporting over 400 new COVID-19 cases
- Collaboration key for area hospitals to combat COVID-19
- Region receives over $3M from province to fund services during pandemic
- Too many Canadians still going out unnecessarily, PM warns
- Three more outbreaks declared at local long-term care, retirement homes
- Some help for region’s acting Medical Officer of Health
- WRDSB victim to April Fools’ Day prank
- Expert: takeout, groceries low risk for COVID-19 transmission
- Gore Mutual Foundation announces donation matching program
- Key staff may need to stay at work sites, Ontario power system operator says
- Feds urged to approve all veterans’ claims in backlog amid COVID-19 fears
April 1 stories:
- Local online community steps up to make scrub caps, face shields for health care workers
- Region reporting second death related to COVID-19
- 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region
- Waterloo firefighter tests positive for COVID-19
- Chef D offering ‘pay what you can’ meals in time of need
- Select Beer Store locations to collect empties again
- Cottage country mayors asking regional residents to stay home
- Bruce Power donates 600,000 pieces of protective equipment for health-care workers
- Ontario announces $50M for companies retooling to produce equipment to fight coronavirus
- K-W Symphony cancels remaining concerts
- Duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities: PM
- NBL Canada cancels season, playoffs amid pandemic
- 570 NEWS to host virtual town hall on COVID-19
- Cambridge sign lights up for ‘healthcare heroes’
- Closure of municipal, regional facilities to continue until early May
- Local school boards prepare to roll out teacher-led remote learning
- Area farm still serving the community during the pandemic
- Meals on Wheels still trying to maintain pace during pandemic
- THEMUSEUM launches virtual experiences amid pandemic
- KWCF puts $300,000 forward to support local charities during COVID-19 pandemic
- Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths
- Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What’s being done to fight COVID-19