Waterloo Public Health reported 84 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the area to 20,484.
The agency no longer reports numbers on weekends, so this is a total of three days.
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A week ago, 106 new positive COVID-19 tests were reported, bringing this down from the seven-day average number of new daily cases to 24.4.
Another 79 people were also cleared of the virus, bringing the total number of resolved cases in the area to 19,953.
It’s been more than a week since a new COVID-19-related death was reported in the area, leaving the region’s death toll at 305, including two victims in November.
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The area now has 223 active COVID-19 cases, up from 183 a week ago.
Additionally, there are 13 people in area hospitals as a result of COVID-19, including one person in need of intensive care.
There are still 13 outbreaks in the area after new ones were reported at St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, the Blair Road Public School in Cambridge, and at an unnamed trade location, just as others were reported at the School. Cedar Creek Public in Ayr, as well as an unnamed retail location and unnamed agricultural sales location.
On the other hand, Waterloo Public Health says 908,061 vaccinations have now been made in the region, 2,409 more than reported on Friday.
In total, the agency says 450,254 people are now on double doses, which is 1,012 more than on Friday.
This means that 76.46 percent of the area’s population is now fully vaccinated, a number that jumps to 88.79 percent when those ineligible for vaccination are discounted.
Ontario Reports 552 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Deaths
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 552 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as week-over-week case counts continue to rise. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 607,725.
For comparison, last Monday saw 480 new cases and the previous Monday 422. All three Mondays saw similar test volumes in the 20,000 range.
Of the 552 new cases recorded, the data showed that 286 were unvaccinated, 23 were partially vaccinated, 212 were fully vaccinated, and for 31 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to monday reportThere were 85 cases in Toronto, 51 in the Peel region, 49 in the York region, 44 in Simcoe Muskoka, 37 in Ottawa, and 30 in each of the Niagara and Windsor-Essex regions. 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 9,937, as three more deaths were recorded.
– with files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News
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