COVID-19: Number of active cases in Hamilton continues to drop

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Published May 26, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Hamilton is reporting 53 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (May 26) and two more deaths associated with the virus, bringing the local death toll to 380.

The number of active cases in the community is down to 751 (down from 796 the previous day) and there are 41 active outbreaks across the city at the moment, according to Public Health Services data shared on the city’s website.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 84 people with confirmed cases of the virus (that number is down from 98 the day previous).

On the vaccination front, a total of 294,379 doses have been administered in Hamilton so far, accounting for 57.8 per cent of the local eligible population.

The City of Hamilton said it is working toward the goal of vaccinating 75 per cent of eligible residents.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 1,095 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 257 new cases in Toronto and 215 in Peel Region.

She says there are also 123 new cases in Durham Region and 101 in York Region.

The Ministry of Health says 1,073 people are in hospital because of COVID-19 — 672 are in intensive care and 469 are on a ventilator.

— with a file from the Canadian Press

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