Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Home Covid-19 Another 49 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region on Monday

Another 49 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region on Monday

Waterloo Public Health reported 49 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total number of cases in the area to 20,132.

The agency no longer updates its dashboard on weekends so it represents three days’ worth of data.

Read more:
COVID-19 has killed 5 million people worldwide in under 2 years

Last Monday, the three-day total was 50, so this drops the rolling seven-day average number of new daily cases slightly to 16.

Another 28 people were also cleared of the virus, lifting the total number of resolved cases to 19,687.

It has been six days since a new COVID-19-related death was reported in the area, leaving the death toll at 303 including the four victims that were reported in October.

Story continues below advertisement










Metrolinx loses bus routes due to COVID-19 vaccine mandate


Metrolinx loses bus routes due to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The region is back up to 140 active COVID-19 cases, after that number had recently fallen as low as 93 on Oct. 22.

The area also now has 15 patients in hospital as a result of COVID-19, including two people who are in ICU.

There are still seven active COVID-19 outbreaks in the area after one was declared over at an unnamed construction job while another one was also reported in the construction industry.

On the flip side, Waterloo Public Health says there have now been 895,139 COVID-19 vaccinations done in the region, which is 1,810 more than it reported on Friday.

In addition, the agency says there have 444,815 people have now been jabbed twice, which is 964 more than was announced 72 hours earlier.

Story continues below advertisement

This means that 75.54 per cent of all area residents are now fully vaccinated, a number which climbs to 87.72 per cent when one discounts those who are ineligible to be vaccinated.

Read more:
Ontario reports 422 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Elsewhere, Ontario is reporting 422 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, a slight uptick from a week ago but still under 500. The provincial case total now stands at 600,377.

For comparison, last Monday saw 326 new cases (a jump of nearly 100 cases) and the previous Monday saw 373.

Of the 422 new cases recorded, the data showed 225 were unvaccinated people, 13 were partially-vaccinated people, 161 were fully-vaccinated people and for 23 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Monday’s report, 61 cases were recorded in Toronto, 47 in Peel Region, 41 in York Region, 38 in Ottawa, 25 in Simcoe Muskoka, 21 in Southwestern, and 20 in Hamilton.

Story continues below advertisement

All other local public health units reported fewer than 20 new cases in the provincial report.

— with files from Global News’ Gabby Rodrigues

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Most Popular

North Korea fires 2 suspected cruise missiles into sea, Seoul military officials say

North Korea on Tuesday test-fired two suspected cruise missiles in its fifth round of weapons launches this month, South Korean military officials said, as...

5 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Waterloo Region Monday

After reporting six COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, Waterloo Public Health reported another five on Monday, raising the death toll in the area to 339. A...

COVID-19: Six Hamilton schools reporting absence rates of 30% or higher

Hamilton’s top doc says the city’s school boards and public health are still “working through” what a 30 per cent or higher in-person absentee...

‘This is destroying us’: Popular Toronto restaurant closes outdoor patio following violations

A popular outdoor patio at a Toronto restaurant in Little Italy is closed for business after the owner of Café Diplomatico said he received...