Waterloo Public Health reported an additional 49 positive tests for the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area to 20,963.
This brings the seven-day average of new cases daily to 28.7.
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Another 42 people were also cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the area to 20,416.
It has been almost a week since a new COVID-19-related death was reported in the region, as the death toll remains at 307, including four victims in November.
This leaves the area with 238 active COVID-19 cases, seven more than on Tuesday and six a week ago.
There are still 11 people in area hospitals as a result of COVID-19, unchanged from Tuesday. Six of the patients require intensive care.
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There are also 10 active COVID-19 outbreaks remaining, though new ones were declared at Cedar Creek Public School in Ayr, Ontario, and at an unnamed construction site, while other hockey-related and exchanges have come to an end. .
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On the other side of the coin, Waterloo Public Health says 929,621 COVID-19 vaccinations have now been made in the area, which is 1,795 more than was reported Tuesday.
Only 221 of those were people who received a second dose, as there are now 454,276 residents of the Waterloo region who have received two injections of the vaccine.
This means that 75.06 percent of all residents are now fully vaccinated, including 13.53 percent of all children ages five to 11.
Ontario Reports 780 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 More Deaths
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 780 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the counts continue to climb week-over-week. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 619,270.
For comparison, this past Wednesday it saw 591 new cases and the previous Wednesday 512. All three Wednesdays saw similar test volumes in the 30,000 range.
Of the 780 new cases recorded, the data showed that 369 were unvaccinated, 24 were partially vaccinated, 336 were fully vaccinated, and for 51 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to Wednesday report, 96 cases were registered in Toronto, 88 in Windsor-Essex, 64 in Simcoe Muskoka, 56 in Sudbury, 44 in Ottawa and 43 in Waterloo. All other local public health units reported fewer than 40 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 10,005, as five more deaths were reported.
– with files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News
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