COVID-19: 49 new cases in Hamilton as Ontario reports 699

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Published June 1, 2021 at 11:50 am

Hamilton is reporting 49 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Tuesday (June 1) as the province reports the lowest daily increase since October.

Ontario is reporting 699 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 207 new cases in Toronto, 144 in Peel Region, 52 in York Region and 50 in Durham Region.

In Hamilton, the number of active cases of the virus is down to 505 (down from 544 on Monday) and 23 active outbreaks (down from 26 the day previous).

There are 68 people with COVID-19 currently being treated in Hamilton hospitals. Across the province, there are 804 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, which includes 583 patients in intensive care and 387 on ventilators.

Vaccination efforts in Hamilton continue at a brisk pace with 322,445 doses having been administered to date, accounting for approximately 62.5 per cent of eligible residents.

The City hopes to eventually vaccinate at least 75 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians.

On Monday, the province cleared residents 80 years of age and older to start booking their second dose of the vaccine after recently announcing that the interval between doses can be shortened thanks to expected vaccine deliveries in the weeks to come.

To learn more about Hamilton’s vaccination rollout and to book an appointment, visit the City’s website.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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