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34 new local COVID cases, three more deaths confirmed Friday

While hospitalizations have decreased by nine
COVID-19 Village Media

Waterloo Region's health department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon.

There have been 10,904 total cases since the virus was first confirmed in the region one year ago.

Three more COVID-related deaths were also confirmed, two men in their 80s and a woman also in her 80s.

Since March 2020, there have been 232 deaths where the virus was a contributing factor.

Hospitalizations decreased by nine to 33, seven are receiving treatment in intensive care.

Here are some other updates from the region's dashboard:

  • 135 cases have screened positive for variants of concern - 11 are the U.K. strain - lineage to the other 124 has not been determined yet
  • The active caseload is down to 372
  • 10,228 resolved cases (94 per cent)
  • Over 384,000 tests have been done
  • 13,309 people in the region have been fully vaccinated - 2.26 per cent

There are currently 29 active outbreaks in the region:

  • Forest Heights Long-Term Care (three staff cases)
  • EduKids Childcare Centre (eight cases)
  • Chartwell Clair Hills Retirement Home (one staff case)
  • Manufacturing/industrial 28 (two cases)
  • Congregate setting 34 (one case)
  • Congregate setting 33 (two cases)
  • Highland Place Retirement Home (one staff case)
  • Congregate setting 5 (10 cases)
  • Congregate setting 32 (one case)
  • Place of worship 2 (12 cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial 26 (three cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial 27 (two cases)
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Unit
  • St. John Catholic Elementary School, Kitchener (12 cases)
  • St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School, Waterloo (six cases)
  • Congregate setting 31 (two cases)
  • Howard Roberston Public School (two cases)
  • Grand River Hospital - 5North and 5South
  • The Village at University Gates long-term care - Wright Unit (three staff cases)
  • Congregate setting 30 (36 cases, one death)
  • Court at Laurelwood Retirement Residence (14 cases in residents, three in staff, three deaths)
  • Congregate setting 26 (21 cases)
  • The Village of Winston Park long-term care (seven cases in residents, eight in staff)
  • Derbecker's Heritage House long-term care (15 cases in residents, seven in staff)
  • Congregate setting 18 - multiple locations (123 cases)
  • Chartwell Westmount long-term care (74 cases in residents, 71 in staff, 19 deaths)

Meantime, the province reported 1,250 cases Friday.

The rest of the provincial COVID-19 totals are posted below:

  • 306,007 total cases
  • 643 people are in hospital - 280 are in intensive care - 183 are on a ventilator
  • 288,583 resolved cases
  • 7,046 deaths (22 new)
  • 64,748 tests completed Thursday - 11.18 million since January 15, 2020
  • 269,063 vaccinations have been completed
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