This is the third time Waterloo Region has broken its single-day record in the past week.
“The number will be higher once we are past this holiday season,” Zahid Butt, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Waterloo, told CTV News. “I think initially, when we had variants, it was more fever and other symptoms associated with fevers, but here you might have a runny nose, a headache, or some fatigue.”
Since the pandemic began, there have been over 23,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region. Currently there are 22 people hospitalized and nine being treated in intensive care within the region.