80 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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Published October 20, 2021 at 1:15 pm

As of Wednesday (Oct. 20), 80 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Public Health Services (PHS) data shared on the City of Hamilton website now shows that the community has reached 80 per cent vaccine coverage.

Additionally, 84.6 per cent of eligible residents have received one vaccine dose.

On Wednesday, the City reported 21 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and one virus-related death, bringing the local death toll to 418.

Hamilton’s seven-day average for new cases is 24 and the number of active cases in the community at the moment is 178.

An outbreak at Cinnabon in Limeridge Mall was declared Tuesday after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19, helping to bring the total number of active outbreaks across Hamilton to nine.

Hamilton hospitals are treating 36 people with confirmed cases of the virus, 12 of which are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 304 COVID-19 cases Wednesday and four deaths from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 220 cases are in people who aren’t fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status.

There are 159 people in intensive care across the province due to COVID-19 including 113 people on ventilators.

Elliott said 136 of the patients in intensive care are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

The province said 87 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 83 per cent have received both shots.

To date, 851,019 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Hamilton.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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