COVID-19: Hamilton nightclub outbreak up to 24 patron cases; city reports 177 new infections

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Published August 23, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Hamilton is reporting 177 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Aug. 23) and no new deaths associated with the virus.

As Monday, Hamilton has recorded 22,565 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since it was first detected here in March 2020.

At the moment, there are 465 active cases in the community and nine active outbreaks, including one at Sizzle Nightclub in Hess Village where 24 patrons have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The seven-day average for new cases is 57 and the city’s reproductive value (the number of secondary infections generated by an individual with a confirmed case) is 1.22.

There are 57 people with COVID-19 being treated at Hamilton hospitals and of those, 19 are in the ICU.

Ontario is reporting 639 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the virus on Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 515 of the infected people are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status.

There are 151 patients in intensive care across Ontario with COVID-related critical illness, including 82 people on ventilators.

The province says it administered 22,589 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine since the last daily update for a total of more than 20.4 million shots.

Eighty-two per cent of Ontario residents aged 12 and over have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received both shots.

To date, 769,836 doses have been administered in Hamilton, with 71 per cent of residents 12 years of age and older having received both shots and 78.6 per cent with at least one dose.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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