Region of Waterloo adds 54 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths
KITCHENER -- Health officials in Waterloo Region reported 54 more cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with two deaths related to the disease.
To date, the region has reported 11,061 cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 10,436 are considered resolved.
The number of active cases rose by seven Monday, now sitting at 376. A total of 235 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The region's COVID-19 dashboard shows 154 cases have screened positive for a variant of concern. Of those, 11 are confirmed as B.1.1.7, the variant first detected in the U.K. The remaining cases haven't screened positive for a specific variant.
There are 34 people in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, including seven in the ICU.
There are still 24 outbreaks in the region.
Ontario reported a spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday, attributing the increase to a "data catch-up process" in its case and contact management system.
There were 1,631 new cases added on Monday, the highest increase since Feb. 5.
There have been 309,927 lab-confirmed cases of the disease in Ontario to date, including 7,077 deaths. Ten of those deaths were reported on Monday.
The seven-day average for new cases rose slightly to 1,155, up from 1,098 a week ago.