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Region confirms 68 new COVID cases Monday

Region confirms 68 new COVID cases Monday

Close to half of the current outbreaks are in workplaces
More than 70 per cent of local COVID-19 cases linked to close contact, community spread

More than 70 per cent of local COVID-19 cases linked to close contact, community spread

Those two transmission types account for 9,741 of the 13,231 cases confirmed in Waterloo Region
COVID-19: Cases confirmed in the region's schools

COVID-19: Cases confirmed in the region's schools

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Federal government expecting 1M vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays delivery

Federal government expecting 1M vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays delivery

Ottawa had planned to take delivery of about 1.2 million doses from Moderna as well, but that was before government officials revealed last week that the shipment would be both delayed and scaled back
Ontario lowers minimum age for AstraZeneca shot to 40 from 55 starting Tuesday

Ontario lowers minimum age for AstraZeneca shot to 40 from 55 starting Tuesday

A spokeswoman for Health Minister Christine Elliott says the shot will be offered at pharmacies and 'primary care settings.'
Region reports 83 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, no new outbreaks

Region reports 83 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, no new outbreaks

No new deaths reported, hospitalizations remain stable at 33
Too much sitting is bad for you — but some types are better than others

Too much sitting is bad for you — but some types are better than others

Everyday environments and activities, from transportation to screen time to eating, are tailored nearly exclusively to prolonged sitting
Attorney General's request to lock Trinity Bible Chapel doors denied by judge

Attorney General's request to lock Trinity Bible Chapel doors denied by judge

The request was denied by Justice Paul Sweeny
Ford government backtracks on playground closures

Ford government backtracks on playground closures

Less than 24 hours after being implemented, the province has amended its decision to close playgrounds
Region reports 68 new COVID cases, one related death on Saturday

Region reports 68 new COVID cases, one related death on Saturday

Variant of concern cases also rose by 61 to 1,087
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