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New COVID-related death, 592 cases reported in region Friday

Hospitalizations are also up
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Region of Waterloo Public Health reported a new COVID-related death on Friday, a woman who was in her 90s, according to the health department. It raises the local death toll to 322.

The health department also confirmed 592 new COVID-19 cases, 99 of those added to previous daily totals.

There have been 33,834 local cases since March, 2020.

The most current statistics from hospitals that are part of the Waterloo-Wellington network show 151 patients are in area hospitals with COVID-19. 17 of those patients are in intensive care.

Hospital data on the region's COVID summary dashboard is two days behind (current to Jan. 12. It shows 106 in hospital -- 12 in intensive care.

The active caseload is 7,760.

81.26 per cent of residents five and over in Waterloo Region are now fully vaccinated. Over 1.19 million doses have been administered to local residents, including over 225,000 third doses.

48.82 per cent of children between 5 and 11 have received at least one dose.

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

  • 7,644 cases have screened positive for variants of concern - 3,127 are the Alpha variant - 21 are linked to the Beta variant - 4,100 are linked to the Delta strain - 98 are linked to the Gamma variant - 298 are the Omicron variant 
  • 25,479 resolved cases (75 per cent)
  • Over 718,000 tests have been done

There are 68 outbreaks in the region -- 34 are in long-term care or retirement homes:

  • NEW St. Mary's General Hospital - Medicine 400
  • NEW Marian Residence Retirement Home (1 case in a resident)
  • NEW Congregate setting 75 (4 cases)
  • NEW Congregate setting 45 (2 cases)
  • Congregate setting 71 (2 cases)
  • Congregate setting 73 (4 cases)
  • Congregate setting 74 (3 cases)
  • The Village at Winston Park LTC (2 cases in staff, 2 in residents)
  • Congregate setting 69 (7 cases)
  • Congregate setting 70 (9 cases)
  • Shelter system (38 cases)
  • Congregate setting 72 (1 case)
  • Congregate setting 64 (8 cases)
  • Congregate setting 65 (2 cases)
  • Congregate setting 68 (2 cases)
  • Chartwell Terrace on The Square RR (4 staff cases, 3 cases in residents)
  • Doon Village RR (7 cases in staff)
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Surgical 3B
  • Congregate setting 67 (1 case)
  • Millwood Manor RH (7 staff cases, 26 cases in residents)
  • Congregate setting 12 (6 cases)
  • Congregate setting 63 (3 cases)
  • Cambridge Country Manor LTC (2 cases in staff, 6 cases in residents)
  • Luther Village on the Park Sunshine Centre (15 cases in staff, 4 cases in residents)
  • The Court at Laurelwood RH (6 cases in staff, 1 in a resident)
  • Trinity Village Studios RH (1 case in staff)
  • Congregate setting 57 (4 cases)
  • Congregate setting 48 (6 cases)
  • Congregate setting 66 (2 cases)
  • Riverbend Lodge RH (6 cases in staff, 6 cases in residents)
  • Briarfield Gardens RH (2 cases in residents)
  • Barnswallow Place LTC (13 cases in staff, 6 in residents)
  • Congregate setting 56 (5 cases)
  • Congregate setting 61 (1 case)
  • PeopleCare Hilltop Manor LTC (5 cases in staff, 2 cases in residents)
  • Pinehaven Villages LTC (7 staff cases, 4 cases in residents)
  • Winston Park LTC (9 cases in staff, 13 cases in residents)
  • Chartwell Clair Hills RH (9 cases in staff, 9 cases in residents)
  • Nithview LTC (11 cases in staff, 6 in residents, 2 deaths)
  • Highview RR (3 cases in staff)
  • Grand River Hospital - 1F 
  • St. Mary's General Hospital - Unit 700
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Rehab Unit
  • Columbia Forest LTC (20 cases in staff, 4 cases in residents)
  • Village at University Gates RH (12 staff cases, 7 in residents)
  • Congregate setting 24 (8 cases)
  • Congregate setting 47 (3 cases)
  • Congregate setting 62 (5 cases)
  • Congregate setting 54 (1 case)
  • Forest Heights Revera LTC (26 cases in staff, 5 in residents)
  • Grand River Hospital - 8B 
  • Congregate setting 55 (1 case)
  • Congregate setting 3 (6 cases)
  • The Village at University Gates LTC (11 staff cases, 3 in residents, 1 death)
  • St. Luke's Place LTC (19 staff cases, 14 cases in residents)
  • Grand River Hospital - 6 North and 6 South
  • Congregate setting 53 (4 cases)
  • Stirling Heights LTC (17 cases in staff, 2 in residents)
  • Seasons Retirement Communities RH (8 cases in staff)
  • Victoria Place RH (4 cases in staff)
  • St. Andrew's Terrace LTC (23 cases in staff, 20 in residents)
  • Sunnyside Home LTC (53 cases in staff, 12 in residents)
  • Trinity Village LTC (21 cases in staff, 5 in residents)
  • Golden Years LTC (28 cases in staff, 25 in residents, 2 deaths)
  • Chartwell Westmount LTC (6 cases in staff, 3 in residents)
  • Chartwell Elmira LTC (5 staff cases, 1 in a resident)
  • Lanark Heights LTC (13 cases in residents, 31 staff cases, 1 death)
  • NEW Westhill Retirement (10 staff cases)

Meanwhile, the province reported 10,964 new cases Friday -- Among the new cases reported 1,458 were unvaccinated, 365 partially vaccinated and 8,518 fully vaccinated. 623 cases were reported without vaccination status information. 

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

  • 82 per cent of those 5 and over have been fully vaccinated
  • 3,814 people are in hospital testing positive for COVID-19. Of those, 53 per cent were admitted because of COVID-19, and the other 47 per cent were admitted for a different reason and tested positive for COVID. There are 527 patients in Ontario ICUs with COVID, 80 per cent were admitted for COVID-19 related critical illness
  • 926,904 total cases
  • 804,886 resolved cases
  • 10,522 deaths (42 new)
  • 58,031 tests completed Thursday -- Over 22.03 million since January 15, 2020
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