Waterloo Public Health reported another 35 positive tests for coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the region to 20,741 cases.
This brings the seven-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases to 33.4. A week ago, that number was 25.3.
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Another 33 people have also been cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of cases resolved in the region to 20,178 cases.
No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the Waterloo Region for three weeks, with a remaining death toll of 305 including both victims announced this month.
This leaves the region with 250 active COVID-19 cases, down one from Monday but up 26 from last Tuesday.
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There are also currently eight people being treated at area hospitals as a result of COVID-19, including four who are in intensive care.
There are still 11 active COVID-19 outbreaks as new outbreaks were announced involving hockey, a gym and a chiropractor although no further details were available. outbreaks. At the same time, other outbreaks ended at Preston Public Schools in Cambridge, a childcare center in the home and in a crowded setting.
On the other hand, Waterloo Public Health reports that 914,407 vaccinations have now been carried out in the area, 741 more than reported Monday.
Additionally, 452,545 residents have now been immunized, which is only 220 more than reported 24 hours earlier.
This means that 74.77% of all residents in the area are now fully immunized, a figure that goes up to 86.09% when those under 12 years old – previously not allowed to be vaccinated – are excluded. apart from.
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Ontario is reporting 613 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as cases continue to rise weekly. The total number of provincial cases is now 612,931.
By comparison, last Tuesday saw 481 new cases and the previous Tuesday 441 cases. All three Tuesdays had similar test volumes in the 20,000 range.
Of the 613 new cases recorded, the data shows that 288 are unvaccinated, 30 are partially vaccinated, 266 are fully vaccinated and 29 have unknown vaccination status.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,974 as six more deaths were reported.
– With files from Global News ‘Gabby Rodrigues
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