COVID-19: Hamilton reports 89 new cases, number of active infections climbs

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Published August 9, 2021 at 3:23 pm

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Hamilton is reporting 89 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Aug. 9).

This number reflects the number of new cases reported to Public Health Services since the data was last updated on Friday (Aug. 6).

There are 178 active cases of COVID-19 in the community at the moment, up from 127 on Friday. There are currently seven active outbreaks in settings across Hamilton.

No new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported since Friday when the City confirmed that the local death toll had grown by two to 404.

The seven-day average for new cases is back up to 22 after dipping to 16 last week, but Hamilton’s reproductive number remains below 1 at .97, suggesting that the virus’s spread is coming under control.

This number indicates the average number of secondary infections generated by an individual infected with COVID-19. A number above one indicates that the virus continues to spread in the community, while a number below one indicates that the spread has been brought under control.

In the meantime, Ontario is reporting 325 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and no new deaths from the virus.

Ninety cases were in Toronto, 47 in Peel Region, and 29 in York Region.

Across the province, there are 113 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness and 70 people on ventilators.

Public Health Ontario says that from the end of June to the end of last month, unvaccinated people were eight times more likely to become infected with COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people.

The province administered 29,949 COVID-19 vaccine doses since the last update over the weekend for a total of 19.9 million shots.

In Hamilton, 746,535 vaccine doses have been administered to date with 77.7 of residents 18 years of age and older having received at least one dose, and 68.9 per cent having been fully vaccinated.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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