Another 98 COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo on Monday

Waterloo Public Health reported an additional 98 tests positive for the COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 20,706.

The total equals three days of new cases because the agency no longer updates its dashboard on weekends.

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It also raises the seven-day moving average number of new daily cases by 31.7. A week ago that number was 4/24.

Another 63 people were cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of solved cases to 20,145.

It has been almost three weeks since any COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the Waterloo area, bringing the death toll to 205.

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The area now has 251 active cases, the highest total since July 14.

As a result of COVID-19, there are also 10 people in surrounding hospitals, including four people who are in intensive care.

The area has fallen back to 11 COVID-19 outbreaks, although new ones have been reported at Waterloo International Airport, an unnamed retail location, and a career, qualification and training location.

Outbreaks have been declared ended at Wilfrid Laurier University, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, St. Brigid Catholic School in Ayr, an unnamed manufacturing facility, and a wedding at an unnamed meeting and event facility.

On Friday, Waterloo’s health stats were hurt by the area’s population growth.

So while another 863 people were vaccinated, bringing the total number of residents vaccinated to 913,666, the overall vaccination rate of 74.73 percent is below the 76.62 announced on Thursday.

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The agency says the region has now had 913,666 vaccinations, 2,622 more than reported Friday.

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Ontario reports 627 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Ontario reported 627 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, breaking a four-day trend that saw the number of cases above 700. However, the cases continue to rise from week to week. The total number of provincial cases is now 612,318.

By comparison, there were 552 new cases last Monday and 480 the previous Monday. All three Mondays had similar test volumes in the region of 20,000.

Of the 627 newly recorded cases, the data showed 282 unvaccinated individuals, 23 partially vaccinated individuals, 286 fully vaccinated individuals, and in 36 individuals the vaccination status was unknown. The number of cases in vaccinated people has exceeded the number of cases in unvaccinated people.

According to Monday’s report, 92 cases were recorded in Toronto, 53 each in the Peel region and Simcoe Muskoka, 38 in the York region, 37 in Sudbury and 35 in Waterloo. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 35 new cases in the provincial report.

The province’s death toll rose to 9,968 as another death was reported.
—With files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News

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