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Region reports 11 new COVID cases Sunday

Three new outbreaks have been declared, all at workplaces
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Waterloo Region Public Health reported just 11 new COVID cases Sunday, compared to 27 on Saturday. 

The overall total is now 18,401.

The active caseload is down to 141.

Hospitalizations remain stable at 16, with 11 patients in intensive care.

Over 83 per cent of residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which works out to over 778,000 doses. Over 70 per cent of residents 12 and over have been fully vaccinated.

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

  • 4,752 cases have screened positive for variants of concern - 3,122 are the Alpha variant (first found in U.K.) - 21 are linked to the Beta variant (first detected in South Africa) - 1,255 are linked to the Delta strain (first located in India) - 96 are linked to the Gamma variant (first found in Brazil) - 258 cases where a mutation has been detected
  • The local death toll remains at 282. No new deaths were reported Sunday
  • 17,957 resolved cases (98 per cent)
  • Over 541,000 tests have been done

There are currently nine active outbreaks in the region. Five are in workplaces:

  • NEW Food Processing 12 (2 cases)
  • NEW Automotive Supply 1 (2 cases)
  • NEW Property Management 1 (2 cases)
  • Trades and Related Services 21 (2 cases)
  • St. Mary's General Hospital - Fourth floor
  • Adventure 4 Change day camp - multiple cohorts (8 cases)
  • Manufacturing/industrial 40 (3 cases)
  • Grand River Hospital - 6 South
  • Congregate setting 5 (2 cases)

Meantime, the province reported 218 new cases on Sunday.

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

  • 9.03 million residents fully vaccinated --- 19.51 million doses have been administered
  • 550,654 total cases
  • 539,640 resolved cases
  • 78 people are in hospital - 110 are in intensive care (***This number includes patients who are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) levels 2 and 3 flex, neonatal, pediatric and adult. It includes people who are on ventilators and people who are not***) - 78 are on a ventilator
  • 9,347 deaths (2 new)
  • 14,122 tests completed Friday --- Over 16.58 million since January 15, 2020
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