COVID-19: 84 new cases reported in Waterloo Region on Monday
Waterloo Public Health reported 84 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 20,484.
The agency doesn’t report numbers on weekends anymore so this is a total of three days.
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A week ago, there were 106 new COVID-19 positive cases reported, so this reduces the seven-day average daily new cases to 24.4.
Another 79 people have also been cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of cases resolved in the region to 19,953 cases.
It has been more than a week since a new COVID-19-related death was reported in the area, bringing the death toll in the region to 305 people, including two victims in November.
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The region now has 223 active COVID-19 cases, while a week ago there were 183 cases.
In addition, 13 people are being treated at area hospitals as a result of COVID-19, including one who is in intensive care.
There are still 13 outbreaks in the area after new outbreaks were announced at St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Blair Road Public Schools in Cambridge and at an unnamed trading site as well as Another outbreak occurred at Cedar Creek Public Schools in Ayr as well as an unnamed retail location and unnamed farm location.
On the other hand, Waterloo Public Health says 908,061 vaccinations have now been carried out in the region, 2,409 more than the figure reported on Friday.
In total, the agency says that 450,254 people are currently taking a double dose, 1,012 more than Friday.
This means that 76.46% of the population in the region is now fully immunized, a number that rises to 88.79% when people discount those who are not eligible to be vaccinated.
Ontario reports 552 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths
In a different twist, Ontario reported 552 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as the weekly number of cases continued to rise. The total number of provincial cases is now 607,725.
For comparison, last Monday saw 480 new cases and the previous Monday 422. All three Mondays had similar testing volumes in the 20,000 range.
Of the 552 new cases recorded, the data showed 286 unvaccinated, 23 partially vaccinated, 212 fully vaccinated, and 31 with unknown vaccination status.
According to Monday’s report, 85 cases were recorded in Toronto, 51 cases in the Peel Region, 49 cases in the York Region, 44 cases in Simcoe Muskoka, 37 cases in Ottawa and 30 cases in the Niagara Region and Windsor Essex. All other local public health units reported fewer than 30 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,937 as three more deaths were recorded.
– with files from Global News ‘Gabby Rodrigues
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