Waterloo Public Health published several year-lows in a few of COVID-19 categories, indicating that the situation in the region is improving on Friday.
After outbreaks at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo and Parkway Public School in Cambridge were declared over, the agency said the area is down to one active current outbreak at an unknown construction site.
In addition, Waterloo Public Health reports that the region has 93 active COVID-19 cases, which is a new low for 2021.
Only eight additional positive coronavirus tests were reported by the agency, bringing the total number of cases in the area to 19,970.
This drops the rolling seven-day average daily number of new cases down to 11.4.
Another 13 people have also been cleared of the virus, lifting the total number of resolved cases in the area to 19,573.
And for the third straight day, there were no new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the area, leaving the death toll at 302, including the three victims reported in October.
There are still nine people in area hospitals as a result of COVID-19 with three of those people in need of intensive care.
Waterloo Public Health says there have now been 888,456 vaccinations done in the area, which is just 698 more than it reported Thursday.
In addition, 439,996 area residents are now fully vaccinated, which is 531 more than were announced 24 hours earlier.
Elsewhere, Ontario reported 492 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the 12th day in a row the count is less than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 596,772.
There were 248 unvaccinated people among the 492 new cases, 21 partially vaccinated people, 167 completely vaccinated people, and 56 people whose vaccination status was unknown.
64 cases were reported in Toronto, 59 in Peel Region, 39 in Sudbury, 38 in Ottawa, 33 in York Region, and 32 in Middlesex-London, according to the report released on Friday.
In the provincial report, all other local public health units reported less than 30 new cases.
The province’s death toll has grown to 9,839 after 12 more deaths were reported, 11 of which occurred during the previous month and one more than a month ago, according to the Ministry of Health.