COVID-19: 99 new cases, 1 new death reported in Waterloo Region on Wednesday

Waterloo Public Health reported 99 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area to 21,634.

This is the highest daily total the agency has announced since April, when the region slowly emerged from the fourth wave of the pandemic.

It also raises the rolling seven-day average new cases in the region to 58.4, a number down from 37.4 just seven days earlier.


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For the second day in a row, the agency also reported a new COVID-19 death.

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“Today we are reporting a death in our community related to COVID-19,” said Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, health officer.

“The person was a woman in her 70s. I want to express my deepest condolences to this person’s family and loved ones. “

That brings the death toll in the region to 311, including the four victims reported this month.

Another 46 people were cleared of the virus, bringing the number of resolved cases in the region to 20,834.

The region now has 483 active COVID-19 cases, the highest total reported since June.

That number includes 12 people who are in surrounding hospitals due to COVID-19, four of whom are in need of intensive care.

The area now has 17 active COVID-19 outbreaks after new ones were reported at Saint Augustine Catholic School in Cambridge and St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener.

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The two outbreaks involving Cambridge hockey clubs have both increased, with one increasing from 20 to 22 cases in the Cambridge Roadrunners and the other increasing from 13 to 15 cases in the Hespeler Shamrocks.

Waterloo Public Health reported that the area has now received 966,640 vaccinations, 3,792 more than announced Tuesday.

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That number seems to be carried mainly by those who received a third dose of vaccine, as 44,017 residents have now done so, which is 3,365 more than a day earlier.

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Ontario reports 1,800 new cases of COVID as the daily numbers keep rising

Elsewhere, Ontario reported 1,808 new COVID cases on Wednesday, the highest one-day total since May as the number continues to rise. The total number of cases in the province now stands at 636,920.

For comparison: 1,009 new cases were registered last Wednesday and 780 the previous Wednesday. In the last three days, 1,429 new cases were reported on Tuesday, 1,536 on Monday and 1,476 on Sunday. The number on Wednesday is the largest increase since May 21, when 1,890 new cases were recorded.

With the increase in infections, however, the patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care units have remained relatively stable and are behind compared to the previous day.

Of the 1,808 newly registered cases, the data showed that 625 were unvaccinated, 39 were partially vaccinated, 1,046 were fully vaccinated, and 98 people had unknown vaccination status.

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According to Wednesday’s report, 343 cases were recorded in Toronto, 149 in the York area, 134 in the Kingston area, 132 in the Peel area, 117 in Ottawa, 114 in Simcoe Muskoka and 112 in the Halton area. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 100 new cases in the provincial report.

The province’s death toll rose to 10,093 as nine more deaths were reported.

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues from Global News

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