Waterloo Public Health reported another 98 positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 20,706.
Three days’ worth of new cases total as the agency no longer updates its dashboard over the weekend.
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It also raised the seven-day rotating average of daily new cases to 31.7. A week ago, that number was 24.4.
Another 63 have been cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 20,145.
It’s been almost three weeks since any COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the Waterloo Region, bringing the death toll to 205.
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The region now has 251 active cases, the highest total reported since July 14.
There are also 10 people in regional hospitals as a result of COVID-19, of which four are in intensive care.
The region has had 11 outbreaks of COVID-19 despite newly announced outbreaks at Waterloo International Airport, at an unnamed retail location and at a training, skills and job.
Outbreaks have been announced at Wilfrid Laurier University, St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, St Brigid Catholic School in Ayr, an unnamed manufacturing plant that hosts wedding events at an event facility lawsuits and unnamed meetings.
On Friday, Waterloo Department of Public Health statistics were affected by population growth in the area.
So while another 863 people have been vaccinated, bringing the total number of people vaccinated to 913,666, the overall vaccination rate is 74.73%, lower than the 76.62 announced on Thursday.
The agency said there have now been 913,666 vaccinations carried out in the region, 2,622 more than reported Friday.
Ontario reports 627 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
Ontario is reporting 627 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, breaking a four-day trend that has seen the number of cases above 700. However, cases continue to increase on a weekly basis. The total number of provincial cases is now 612,318.
For comparison, last Monday saw 552 new cases and the previous Monday 480. All three Mondays had similar testing volumes in the 20,000 range.
Of the 627 new cases recorded, the data showed that 282 were unvaccinated, 23 were partially vaccinated, 286 were fully vaccinated, and 36 had unknown vaccination status. The number of cases among vaccinated people has surpassed the number of cases among unvaccinated people.
According to Monday’s report, 92 cases were recorded in Toronto, 53 cases in Peel Region and Simcoe Muskoka, 38 cases in the York region, 37 cases in Sudbury and 35 cases in Waterloo. All other local public health units reported fewer than 35 new cases in the province’s report.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,968 as one more death was reported.
—With files from Global News ‘Gabby Rodrigues