Posted April 8, 2020 10:43 am

Updated April 8, 2020 11:12 am

Three more people have been killed by COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, Public Health said Wednesday.

Seven people have now died in the region due to the virus.

Public Health says that eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases within the region to 220.

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Many of the new cases appear to have come from long-term care or retirement homes where there have now been 40 positive tests of residents or staff members.

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Public Health said that another resident of the Highview Residences in Kitchener has tested positive. Two residents of the retirement home have died including a 91-year-old man on Monday.

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