Waterloo Public Health reported 21 more positive tests for coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the region to 20,528.
This brings the seven-day average daily new cases to 25.9. It has remained relatively stable over the past two weeks following a big jump on Nov.
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The agency also reported that another 37 people had been cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 20,012.
It has been two weeks since a COVID-19-related death was reported in the area, bringing the death toll to 305, including two victims in November.
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The region has now dropped to 209 active cases, after reaching 224 on Tuesday.
The number of people in hospitals in the area as a result of COVID-19 also fell to six, of which three patients required intensive care.
There are also currently 14 outbreaks of COVID-19 across the region, including newly declared outbreaks linked to Bless Sacrament Catholic School in Kitchener as well as a wedding at an event facility. to sue.
On the far end of the spectrum, Waterloo Public Health reports that there have now been 909,274 COVID-19 vaccinations done in the area, 582 a day earlier.
In addition, 450,839 people have been fully vaccinated, which is only 278 people compared to a day before.
This means that 76.56% of all residents in the area are now fully vaccinated, a figure that goes up to 88.91% when people discount those who are not eligible for vaccination.
Ontario reports 512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths, including under-20s
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 512 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the province’s total to 608,718.
Of the 512 new cases recorded, the figures show 250 unvaccinated, 19 partially vaccinated, 202 fully vaccinated and 41 with unknown vaccination status.
According to Wednesday’s report, 54 cases were recorded in Toronto, 49 cases in Simcoe-Muskoka, 43 cases in Ottawa and 38 cases in Windsor. All other local public health units reported fewer than 30 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,950 as 12 more deaths were recorded. The Department of Health confirmed one of the deaths was an individual under the age of 20.
Health Secretary Christine Elliott said the government is sending its condolences to the families of the deceased and will not provide further information out of respect for their privacy.
–With files from Global News ‘Jessica Patton
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