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66 new local COVID cases, another death reported Thursday

Hospitalizations in the region remain stable
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Region of Waterloo Public Health reported 66 new coronavirus cases on Thursday afternoon. 57 cases are from Wednesday, with the rest added to previous daily totals.

There have now been 12,399 cases since March 2020.

A new COVID-related death was also reported, a man who was in his 70s, which raises the local death toll to 244.

Hospitalizations remain stable with 19 people receiving treatment, five are in intensive care. The active caseload is now at 426.

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

  • 103,966 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered --- 15,572 people in the region have been fully vaccinated (2.64 per cent)
  • 671 cases have screened positive for variants of concern - 39 are the U.K. strain - lineage to the other 632 has not been determined yet
  • 11,717 resolved cases (94 per cent)
  • Over 433,000 tests have been done

There are currently 13 active outbreaks in the region:

  • St. Luke Catholic Elementary School (two cases)
  • Place of Worship 4 (two cases)
  • Elite Day Care (two cases)
  • The Village at University Gates (one staff case)
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School 3 (two cases)
  • Health (optometrist) 2 (three cases)
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School 2 (two cases)
  • Construction 9 (three cases)
  • Construction 10 (six cases)
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School 1 (two cases)
  • St. Mary's General Hospital - 3 East Unit
  • Manufacturing/industrial 31 (seven cases)
  • University of Waterloo - (37 cases)

Meantime, the province reported 3,295 cases Thursday.

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

  • 326,360 vaccinations have been completed
  • 374,112 total cases
  • 338,559 resolved cases
  • 1,417 people are in hospital - 525 are in intensive care - 331 are on a ventilator
  • 7,494 deaths (19 new)
  • 63,846 tests completed Wednesday - 12.85 million since January 15, 2020
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