Active COVID-19 cases and outbreaks across Hamilton continue to drop

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Published October 14, 2021 at 1:26 pm

Hamilton is reporting 30 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community on Thursday (Oct. 14) as the city’s seven-day average continues to drop.

According to Public Health Services (PHS) data posted to the City of Hamilton website, the number of active cases in the community is down to 186 (from 188 on Wednesday).

The number of active outbreaks across the city also continues to drop, with data showing that there are just six at the moment, down from nine on Wednesday.

The seven-day average for new daily cases is down to 28 from 30 the day previous and the current local reproductive number — the figure that represents the number of secondary infections generated by an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 — remains at .83.

Hamilton hospitals are treating 28 people for COVID-19 related illnesses of which 11 are in local ICUs.

Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and three more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott said 271 of those cases are in people who aren’t fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

There are 158 people in intensive care units due to COVID-19, with 13 of them fully vaccinated, six partially vaccinated, 79 unvaccinated, and the remaining 60 with an unknown status.

More than 82 per cent of eligible Ontarians have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In Hamilton, to date, 844,824 doses have been administered and 84.3 per cent of eligible residents have received one dose and 79.3 have been fully vaccinated.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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