KFL & A Public Health is registering 40 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, bringing active cases to 234.
This is the highest number of active cases ever seen in the region.
On Tuesday alone, the health unit registered 46 new cases, the highest daily count ever seen in the area.
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Another person has died, bringing the death toll to eight.
Hospitalizations remain high, with 13 people in hospital, eight in intensive care units and six on ventilators.
A new outbreak has been declared at JG Simcoe Public School, with three active cases as of Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, at a health board meeting, Dr. Piotr Oglaza implemented new restrictions that would force young people ages 12 to 17 to show vaccination certificates in order to play sports indoors.
Oglaza said that adding restrictions to other public places would not be the best course of action at this time, as most of the transmission occurs in private settings, such as individual homes.
Half of the cases in the region are detected by close contact, while about 20 percent of the cases have no known transmission.
The medical health officer also noted that so far, around 43,000 people in the KFL & A region remain not fully vaccinated, and urged those who can receive their vaccinations to do so.
Active COVID-19 Cases Hit Record Highs at KFL & A
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