COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hamilton wedding

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Published October 19, 2021 at 12:26 pm

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared by Hamilton Public Services (PHS) after six people connected to a wedding at Copetown Woods Golf Club tested positive for the virus.

According to PHS data shared to the City of Hamilton’s website on Tuesday (Oct. 19), there are seven active outbreaks across the city, including the wedding, which PHS is reporting took place on Oct. 9.

On Tuesday, the city reported 18 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new virus-related deaths.

The number of active cases in the community is still trending downwards as now that number sits at 174, down from 181 the day previous, and the city’s seven-day average for new cases remains 23.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 32 individuals who have tested positive for the virus and of those, 11 are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 328 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths from the virus on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 223 of the infected people are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

She said 105 of the cases are in fully vaccinated people.

Provincial data show there are 159 people in intensive care due to COVID-19 and that number includes 101 patients on ventilators.

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

In Hamilton, 849,965 vaccine doses have been administered as of Tuesday, with 84.6 per cent of eligible residents having received their first dose and 79.9 per cent with both doses.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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