Waterloo Public Health reported an additional 17 new positive tests for coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the second day in a row that fewer than 20 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the region to 19,620 and also reduces the average number of new cases from seven days to 22.
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And for the third day in a row, the agency reported no new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the death toll in the area to 298, including nine victims in September.
Another 15 people were also cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 19,151.
The area now has 165 active COVID-19 cases, including eight people who are in area hospitals, all of whom are in intensive care.
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The Waterloo region was also down to eight active COVID-19 outbreaks after one related to a wedding event at Horst Systems in Elmira and another related to hockey were declared terminated.
Public Health says 859,767 vaccinations have now been made in the area, which is 1,352 more than it reported Monday.
Additionally, 423,705 area residents are now fully vaccinated, which is 915 more than was announced 24 hours earlier.
This means that 71.95 percent of area residents have already received two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, a number that rises to 83.56 percent when discounting those under 12 who are not eligible for get vaccinated.
Ontario Reports 466 New COVID-19 Cases as Counts Continue to Trend Down
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 466 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, which is down from a week ago at 574. The total provincial cases now stands at 570,030.
Of the 466 new cases recorded, the data showed that 277 were unvaccinated, 27 were partially vaccinated, 119 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 43 people was unknown.
According to Tuesday reportThere were 138 cases in Toronto, 39 in the Peel region, 31 in Ottawa and Windsor-Essex, and 25 in Hamilton and Niagara.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 25 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,725 as 11 more deaths were recorded, including two that occurred more than a month ago due to data cleaning.
–With files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News
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