The Waterloo Department of Public Health reported another 98 positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the area to 20,706.
The total represents three days of new cases, as the agency no longer updates its panel on weekends.
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It also raises the seven-day moving average of new daily cases to 31.7. A week ago, that number was 24.4.
Another 63 people were eliminated from the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 20,145.
It has been almost three weeks since COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the Waterloo region, leaving the death toll at 205.
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The area now has 251 active cases, the highest total reported since July 14.
There are also 10 people in area hospitals as a result of COVID-19, including four people who are in intensive care.
The area is back to 11 COVID-19 outbreaks despite new outbreaks being declared at Waterloo International Airport, an unnamed retail location, and a training, skills and career site.
The outbreaks have been declared terminated at Wilfrid Laurier University, St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, St Brigid Catholic School in Ayr, an unnamed manufacturing plant, and a wedding event at an unnamed meeting and event facility.
On Friday, Waterloo’s public health statistics were affected by the increase in the area’s population.
So while another 863 people were vaccinated, bringing the total number of vaccinated residents to 913,666, the overall vaccination rate of 74.73 percent is less than the 76.62 announced Thursday.
The agency says there have now been 913,666 vaccinations in the area, which is 2,622 more than what was reported on Friday.
Ontario Reports 627 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 More Death
Ontario reported 627 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, breaking a four-day trend that saw case counts above 700. However, cases continue to rise week after week. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 612,318.
By comparison, last Monday saw 552 new cases and the previous Monday 480. All three Mondays saw similar test volumes in the 20,000 range.
Of the 627 new cases registered, the data showed that 282 were unvaccinated, 23 were partially vaccinated, 286 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 36 people was unknown. The number of cases among vaccinated people has exceeded the cases among unvaccinated people.
According to monday reportThere were 92 cases in Toronto, 53 each in the Peel and Simcoe Muskoka region, 38 in the York region, 37 in Sudbury and 35 in Waterloo. All other local public health units reported fewer than 35 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,968 as one more death was reported.
—With files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News