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(UPDATE:) 5 new COVID-related deaths reported in region over the weekend

Region's hospitals currently have 146 in-patients with COVID and 25 ICU patients with COVID
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*EDITOR'S NOTE: It is important to know that all case count numbers provided by public health are understated as the province has urged most people who are asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms to no longer get tested.

Region of Waterloo COVID update for Monday, Jan. 24.

Hospitalized in Waterloo Region (people who are COVID positive in hospital, not necessarily admitted because of COVID): 146 hospitalized, 25 in ICU.

Vaccinations: 1,229,728 total doses given to Waterloo Region residents; 471,468 double vaccinated; 255,085 third doses given; 82.26 per cent of region 5+ fully vaccinated.

*Waterloo Region

Positive cases to date: 37,112

New cases: 604 (Friday to Monday morning, limited testing)

Deaths to date: 339 (+5)

Active cases: 2,708 (-699)

Active outbreaks: 78 (+1)

Hospitalized: 146 (+1)

Tests completed: 728,385

– all data provided by public health