Waterloo Public Health reported 29 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most since Sept. 18, when 26 cases were announced.
This brings the total number of cases in the area to 19,534. It also raises the seven-day moving average of new cases to 22.9.
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For the second day in a row, the agency announced no new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the death toll in the area to 297, including the eight victims in September.
Another 34 people were also eliminated from the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the region to 19,063.
The area is down again to 170 active cases, a drop of six since Thursday. Ten of them are patients in area hospitals, including six who need intensive care.
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The area now has 12 active COVID-19 outbreaks after one was declared in the manufacturing sector involving three people.
Waterloo Public Health says 854,061 vaccinations have now been made in the area, 1,606 more than it announced Thursday.
It says 419,902 area residents are now fully vaccinated, 1,606 more than it announced 24 hours earlier.
It means that 71.31 percent of area residents are now fully vaccinated, a number that rises to 82.81 percent when considering only those who are eligible to be vaccinated.
Ontario Reports 727 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 More Deaths
Ontario reported 727 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 582,635.
Of the 727 new cases registered, the data shows that 447 were unvaccinated, 56 were partially vaccinated, 170 were fully vaccinated, and for 54 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to friday report144 cases were recorded in Toronto, 83 in the Peel region, 70 in Ottawa, 66 in Hamilton, 54 in the York region, 35 in the Durham region, 33 in Windsor-Essex and 30 in the East Health Unit of Ontario.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 30 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,688 as 11 more virus-related deaths were recorded, including three from more than a month ago due to data cleanup.
—With files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News
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