New COVID-19 map shows prevalance of cases in Waterloo neighbourhoods
|globalnews.ca 30 Jun 2020 at 16:04|
Wang says that while some areas have had more cases than others, the risk of catching the virus remains widespread as testing was concentrated on certain areas when it first began.
“The number of positive cases in our region and in each neighborhood has been significantly influenced by testing guidance, especially in the earlier stages of the COVID-19 response, where testing was limited to only certain groups and settings at greater risk, such as long-term care homes and retirement homes,” she explained.
“So areas with lower rates of COVID-19 should not be considered safer, it should be assumed that the risk of acquiring COVID-19 is present throughout the region. And we have to practice the recommended public health measures everywhere in the region.”
After Toronto and Hamilton released more localized maps, Wang says Waterloo Public Health received more inquiries asking for one here.