51 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region on Friday

Waterloo Public Health reported 51 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 21,322.

This is the largest one-day increase in new cases since late June. It also increases the rolling seven-day average number of new daily cases to 43.1. A week ago it was 26.7.

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Another 43 people were cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 21,322.

No new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in the region since Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 309, including two victims this month.

There are 357 active COVID-19 cases in the region, well above the 230 reported last Friday.

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There are eleven people in the surrounding hospitals, including three in intensive care.

The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks fell to 15 after one was fixed at Cedar Creek Public School in Ayr.

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On the other side of the ledger, there were 949,525 COVID-19 vaccinations in the area, according to Waterloo Public Health.

A total of 456,245 have also received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, meaning 75.38 percent of the area’s residents are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, 31,133 of those people received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 1,404 from Thursday.

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Ontario reports 1,453 new COVID cases, 11 more deaths

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Ontario has reported 1,453 new COVID cases, the highest daily number since late May. The total number of cases is now 629,064.

Of the 1,453 newly registered cases, the data showed that 613 were unvaccinated, 26 were partially vaccinated, 718 were fully vaccinated, and 96 people had unknown vaccination status.

According to Friday’s report, 195 cases were recorded in Toronto, 109 in Ottawa, 95 in the Kingston region, 91 in the York region, 89 each in Windsor-Essex and Peel regions, 73 in Simcoe Muskoka and 68 in Halton. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 65 new cases in the provincial report.

The province’s death toll rose to 10,064 as 11 more deaths were reported.

* With files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News

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