Public health reported 98 COVID-19 instances over the weekend.
Variants of concern instances rose by 83 to 3,209 from Friday to Sunday.
Another case of the B.1.617 variant initially observed in India was reported Sunday, for a total of nine. The initial four neighborhood instances were reported by public health just this past Wednesday.
Four versions of concern have been discovered in the area. The huge majority are the B.1.1.7 version first detected from the U.K.
The Sunday dashboard update reported 339 active circumstances, down 22 in the previous day.
Hospitalizations remained steady at 23, including 12 people in intensive care.
Deaths remained unchanged at 256.
Outbreaks went by one to eight at the Sunday upgrade. That is compared to eight on Friday.
Six outbreaks are in workplaces.
An outbreak announced Friday at Wilfrid Laurier University is connected to two cases. A post Saturday on the university’s website confirmed two workers on the Waterloo campus tested positive for COVID-19. They’re in self-isolation and being monitored by public health.
“The university is taking direction about the management of this epidemic from public health, such as supporting the contact tracing and isolation of people as required. Anyone who has been deemed a near contact with such instances has already been notified and is self-isolating,” the post read.
Grand River Hospital reported Saturday that its team reached the landmark of providing 100,000 doses of this COVID-19 vaccine. The Kitchener hospital hosted on the region’s first immunization clinic at its cellar starting last December before expanding to mobile clinics and also the region’s biggest mass vaccination site on Pinebush Road at Cambridge.
The hospital said in a tweet:”Thanks to our staff and our amazing community for rolling up your sleeves to create this milestone possible!”
The Grand River team’s total doses is equivalent to almost a third of all of the vaccine doses given to regional inhabitants. Friday’s vaccination dashboard update set the total number of doses administered to neighborhood inhabitants in 298,861.