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Local hospital CEOs detail strain Omicron wave has placed on system, with no peak on horizon

Local hospital CEOs detail strain Omicron wave has placed on system, with no peak on horizon

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is expecting to see number of COVID patients double to 60 by next Saturday
Appointments available for fourth COVID vaccine dose for severely, moderately immunocompromised

Appointments available for fourth COVID vaccine dose for severely, moderately immunocompromised

Those eligible can book appointments as long as it has been 84 days since their third dose
Planning for in-school vaccinations underway as local immunization rate lags province in 5-11 age group

Planning for in-school vaccinations underway as local immunization rate lags province in 5-11 age group

16,000 appointments available for parents and children through the end of January
(UPDATE:) 106 people with COVID hospitalized, 12 in ICU as of Friday

(UPDATE:) 106 people with COVID hospitalized, 12 in ICU as of Friday

One new COVID-related death reported in region Friday
Wind chill near minus-30 C possible overnight

Wind chill near minus-30 C possible overnight

The extreme cold is expected to begin to subside on Saturday morning
City can't allow cremated remains to be scattered in the Grand River

City can't allow cremated remains to be scattered in the Grand River

Provincial regulations permit scattering of cremated remains almost everywhere but the Grand River
421 patients in Ontario ICUs because of COVID, testing captures 10,964 new cases

421 patients in Ontario ICUs because of COVID, testing captures 10,964 new cases

Approximately 2,000 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus
Latest wastewater surveillance data shows slight decrease in presence of Omicron

Latest wastewater surveillance data shows slight decrease in presence of Omicron

Unpredictability of virus means it's too early to tell if it indicates Omicron has plateaued in Waterloo region, said professor leading study
Back to school plans stressful for students and families

Back to school plans stressful for students and families

“What if it too soon? Is it safe? How will her mother know that her daughter hasn’t been exposed to the virus? There are still so many questions," said one grandmother.