There were 36 on Monday and 30 on Tuesday. Tuesday’s 30 new cases marked the lowest number of new cases reported in a day since April 4, when 30 cases were also last reported. New cases brought the total so far in May to 1,508. This makes May the fourth highest month for new cases.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 15,709 cases, of which 15,005 have been marked as resolved.
No new deaths have been reported.
Public health has reported 430 active cases in the region. In addition, there were 31 people in hospitals in the area, including 24 in the intensive care unit.
Ontario says it has confirmed 2,485 more cases of COVID-19 in the past two days, along with 41 more deaths related to the disease.
More variant cases
In Waterloo region, 3,067 cases have been identified as mutations or variants of concern. Among the cases of variants:
- 2712 were the B117 variant first detected in the UK
- 26 were the P1 variant first detected in Brazil.
- Five were the B1351 variant first detected in South Africa.
- 324 had a mutation detected, but required additional testing.
7 active outbreaks
There were seven active outbreaks in the region on Tuesday.
Five of the outbreaks occurred in the workplace:
- One from a manufacturer with 28 cases.
- One in a retail store with six checkouts.
- One in an automotive sales and service business with six cases.
- One in a food and beverage service company with six cases.
- One on a farm with five crates.
The other outbreaks were:
- One at the Forest Heights Revera long-term care home where there are six cases: four among staff, two among people living at home.
- One in a collective setting with a case.
56% of eligible people receive the 1st dose
The region’s vaccine scorecard shows that 56.28% of people aged 18 and over who are eligible to receive the vaccine have received at least one dose.
A total of 282,564 doses have been administered to residents of the Waterloo region and of those 18,111 are fully vaccinated, the Dashboard reported on Tuesday.
Friday saw a new record with 7,471 doses of the vaccine administered that day. The numbers then plummeted over the holiday weekend.
The province said to enter the first stage of its three-stage reopening plan, 60% of adults in Ontario must be vaccinated with a single dose.