Region of Waterloo Public Health confirmed 25 new COVID cases on Sunday, bringing the overall total to 18,785.
14 people are being treated in hospital — nine are in intensive care.
The active caseload is up to 150.
76 per cent of residents 12 and over are now fully vaccinated. Over 84 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which works out to over 818,000 doses.
Here are some other updates from the region’s COVID summary dashboard:
- 4,953 cases have screened positive for variants of concern – 3,126 are the Alpha variant (first found in U.K.) – 21 are linked to the Beta variant (first detected in South Africa) – 1,441 are linked to the Delta strain (first located in India) – 98 are linked to the Gamma variant (first found in Brazil) – 267 cases where a mutation has been detected
- The local death toll remains at 288, with no new deaths reported Sunday
- 18,343 resolved cases (98 per cent)
- Over 561,000 tests have been done
There are currently six active outbreaks in the region. Three are in workplaces:
- NEW Home Childcare Centre 7 (2 cases)
- Security 1 (2 cases)
- Rising Oaks Early Learning – St. Brigid (2 cases)
- Conestoga Lodge RH (7 cases in residents, 1 staff case)
- Place of worship 5 – Nazarene Christian Congregation (30 cases)
- Food processing 13 (10 cases)
Meantime, the province reported 722 new cases on Saturday — 444 were unvaccinated.
The rest of the provincial COVID-19 totals are posted below:
- 75 per cent of those 12 and over have been fully vaccinated
- 559,512 total cases
- 545,070 resolved cases
- In hospital due to COVID – 103 unvaccinated – 9 partially vaccinated – 23 fully vaccinated. ICU data – 67 unvaccinated – 9 partially vaccinated – 7 fully vaccinated
- 9,453 deaths (2 new death)
- 23,075 tests completed Saturday — Over 17.01 million since January 15, 2020