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Region reports nine new COVID cases Friday

There is just one outbreak
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The health department in Waterloo Region reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Friday. However, due to a revision only eight were added to the overall total.

There have been 19,970 local cases since March, 2020.

Nine people remain in a local hospital receiving treatment for the virus --- three are in intensive care (Hospital data is current to October 20).

The active caseload is down to 93.

86 per cent of residents 12 and over are now fully vaccinated. 90 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which works out to over 905,000 doses.

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

  • 6,650 cases have screened positive for variants of concern - 3,127 are the Alpha variant (first found in U.K.) - 21 are linked to the Beta variant (first detected in South Africa) - 3,142 are linked to the Delta strain (first located in India) - 98 are linked to the Gamma variant (first found in Brazil) - 262 cases where a mutation has been detected 
  • There have been 302 COVID-related deaths in the region. No new deaths were reported Friday
  • 19,573 resolved cases (98 per cent)
  • Over 615,000 tests have been done

There is one outbreak in the region:

  • NEW Construction 19 (2 cases)

Meanwhile, the province reported 492 new cases Friday --- 248 were unvaccinated.

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

  • 84 per cent of those 12 and over have been fully vaccinated
  • 596,772 total cases
  • 583,512 resolved cases
  • In hospital due to COVID - 114 unvaccinated - 11 partially vaccinated - 36 fully vaccinated. ICU data - 75 unvaccinated - 8 partially vaccinated - 21 fully vaccinated
  • 9,839 deaths (12 new)
  • 28,906 tests completed Thursday --- Over 18.69 million since January 15, 2020
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