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 does not report any more numbers on the weekend, so this is a total of three days.

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A week ago, 106 new positive COVID-19 tests were reported, bringing the running average number of new daily cases down to 24.4 over seven days.

Another 79 people were also cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 19,953.

It has been more than a week since a new COVID-19 death was reported in the region, bringing the death toll in the region to 305, including two victims in November.

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The area now has 223 active COVID-19 cases, down from 183 a week ago.

Additionally, there are 13 people in nearby hospitals due to COVID-19, including one person in need of intensive care.

There are still 13 outbreaks in the area after a new unnamed retail location in the St and an unnamed agricultural point of sale.

On the flip side, Waterloo Public Health says the region has now had 908,061 vaccinations, 2,409 more than reported Friday.

Overall, the agency says that 450,254 people are now being given double the dose, 1,012 more than on Friday.

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That means 76.46 percent of the area’s population is now fully vaccinated, a number that increases to 88.79 percent if the non-vaccinating individuals are disregarded.

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Ontario reports 552 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Elsewhere, Ontario reported 552 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as the number of cases continues to rise from week to week. The total number of cases in the province now stands at 607,725.

By comparison, there were 480 new cases last Monday and 422 the previous Monday. All three Mondays had similar test volumes in the region of 20,000.

Of the 552 newly recorded cases, the data showed 286 unvaccinated people, 23 partially vaccinated people, 212 fully vaccinated people, and in 31 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Monday’s report, 85 cases were recorded in Toronto, 51 in the Peel region, 49 in the York region, 44 in Simcoe Muskoka, 37 in Ottawa and 30 each in the Niagara region and Windsor-Essex. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 30 new cases in the provincial report.

The province’s death toll rose to 9,937 as three more deaths were recorded.

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues from Global News

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