COVID-19: Hamilton reports one virus-related death and 201 new cases

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Published August 30, 2021 at 11:39 am

Hamilton is reporting 201 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Aug. 30) bringing the total number of active cases in the city to 569.

The new cases are cumulative from over the weekend but this is the first time in months that the local active case count has been more than 500.

Hamilton’s COVID-19-related death toll is up to 405 after public health services reported one new death associated with the virus on Monday.

Since March 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hamilton, there have been 23,080 cases locally, of which 93.2 per cent have been resolved.

With just a little over a week left until Hamilton students return to the classroom, the fourth wave is upon us and local data, posted to the City of Hamilton’s website, suggests that the virus is very active in the community.

The seven-day average for the number of new cases is up to 73 (from 69 on Friday) and the reproductive number (the value that indicates the number of secondary infections generated by an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19) is 1.26.

There are 14 active outbreaks across Hamilton, including one at Sizzle Nightclub in Hess Village where 51 patrons of the bar have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Hamilton hospitals are treating 54 people infected with the virus at the moment, with 17 in local ICU units.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 694 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the virus on Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 527 of the infected people are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

There were 160 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness as of Monday, including 93 patients on ventilators.

Nearly 83 per cent of Ontario residents aged 12 and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 76 per cent have received both shots.

The province said it administered 17,767 COVID-19 vaccine doses since the last daily update for a total of more than 20.7 million shots.

To date, 780,393 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Hamilton, with 72.2 per cent or residents having received both shots and 79.5 per cent with one shot.

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