COVID-19: 398 new cases reported in Waterloo Region on Monday

Waterloo Public Health reported 398 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, listing the total number of cases in the region at 22,241.

This number represents new cases of three days as the agency does not report any new numbers over the weekend.

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This increases the rolling seven-day average number of new daily cases significantly to 105, well above the 74.4 recorded on Friday.

Another 184 people were also cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 21,112.

It has been five days since a new COVID-19 death was reported in the region, bringing the death toll in the region to 312, including five in December.

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There are now 806 active COVID-19 cases in the region, up from 598 on Friday.

As a result of the virus, there are now 20 people in surrounding hospitals, including seven people who need intensive care.

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The area has fallen back to 19 active COVID-19 outbreaks after new ones were declared affiliated with an unnamed private school and the Columbus Conference Center in Waterloo, while others in Kitchener ended at the Southridge Public Sschool, the St. Louis Adult Learning Center and Glencairn Public School, in Baden at Sir Adam Beck Public School and in unnamed office, retail and construction settings.

Waterloo Public Health also reported that the region has now had 996,717 vaccinations, 18,667 more than reported Friday. This is well above the 9,533 changes reported seven days earlier.

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Those numbers will continue to be determined by people who received a third dose as the total increased by 16,017 to 70,348 while there were only 384 more people who received two doses as that total is now 457,944.

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Ontario reports 3,784 new COVID cases, no new deaths

Elsewhere, Ontario reported 3,784 new COVID cases on Monday as daily positive infections continue to increase amid the highly contagious Omicron variant. The total number of cases in the province now stands at 653,727.

The Ontario COVID-19 Science Table, a panel of doctors advising the provincial government, noted on its dashboard that Omicron now accounts for at least 83 percent of all positive cases, up from Friday when it was around 50 percent.

According to Monday’s report, 1,056 cases were recorded in Toronto, 381 in the Peel region, 310 in the York region, 273 in Ottawa, 240 in Halton and 181 in Hamilton. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 150 new cases in the provincial report.

The province’s death toll has remained at 10,113 as no new deaths have been reported.

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues from Global News

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