The Waterloo Department of Public Health reported a new COVID-19-related death on Wednesday, bringing the death toll in the area to 303.
“Today we report a death in our community related to COVID-19. The individual was a woman in her 40s, ”said Dr. Hsiu Li Wang, a medical health officer.
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“I wish to express my condolences to the person’s family and loved ones.”
There have now been four COVID-19 related deaths in the Waterloo region in October.
Waterloo Public Health also said a sixth case has been linked to the outbreak at Junior’s Sportsbar and Grill in Cambridge.
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The agency issued a statement on Monday saying that those who visited the restaurant from “Sunday, October 17 through Friday, October 22 inclusive, may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are considered high-risk contacts.”
He also recommended that they self-isolate immediately.
The outbreak is one of four currently active in the Waterloo region and two of the others are in schools.
The agency also reported nine more positive tests for the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the area to 20,037.
This reduces the average number of new cases from seven days to a couple of 12.
Another 14 people were also eliminated from the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 19,636.
The area has once again had 11 people in the hospital as a result of COVID-19, including two patients in intensive care.
Waterloo Public Health reports that 892,619 COVID-19 vaccinations have now been made in the area, 733 more than reported 24 hours earlier.
It also says that 442,519 residents have already received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is 439 more than it announced on Monday.
This means that 75.15 percent of all area residents are now fully vaccinated, a number that jumps to 87.27 percent when those ineligible for vaccination are discounted.
Ontario Reports 321 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 More Deaths
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 321 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as active cases across the province have dropped below 3,000. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 598,431.
Of the 321 new cases registered, the data showed that 158 were unvaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated, 118 were fully vaccinated, and for 33 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to Wednesday report, 66 cases were recorded in Toronto, 33 in the York region, 27 in Ottawa and Sudbury, 17 in Halton and Windsor Essex, 16 in Peel and Middlesex-London and 15 in Niagara.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 15 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,862, as 10 new deaths were recorded, with one death occurring more than a month ago.
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