10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region on Sunday, three new outbreaks – .

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10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region on Sunday, three new outbreaks – .


KITCHENER – Waterloo region reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with three new outbreaks.

Since the start of the pandemic, 18,401 infections have been confirmed in the region.

On Sunday, active cases fell by one to 141, deaths remain unchanged at 282 and resolved cases increased by 10 to 17,967.

Hospitalizations remain unchanged with 16 patients receiving medical treatment, and 11 of them are currently in intensive care units.

Two more cases were also added to the region’s Delta variant total.

The distribution of variants for Sunday is as follows:

  • 3,122 are the Alpha variant, first identified in the UK and originally known as B.1.1.7
  • 21 are the beta variant, originally detected in South Africa and previously referred to as B.1.315
  • 96 are the Gamma variant, initially discovered in Brazil and labeled P.1
  • 1,255 are the Delta variant, first found in India and previously referred to as B.1.617
  • 258 cases had a mutation detected, but have not yet confirmed a variant strain

Public health has also declared three new outbreaks in Waterloo region, with two cases of COVID-19 each.

They were only identified as a food processing company, an auto supply company and a property management company.

There are currently nine outbreaks in the Waterloo region.

Ontario COVID-19 Case Update

The province, meanwhile, reported 218 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

This is the fourth day in a row that new infections have surpassed the 200 mark.

Health officials also say two more deaths have been linked to the disease.

Ontario will not issue any new updates on COVID-19 on Monday, as it is a statutory holiday.

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