COVID-19: Number of active cases in Hamilton drops below 500

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Published June 2, 2021 at 12:29 pm

Hamilton is reporting 61 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (June 2) as the numbers of active cases in the community dips below 500 for the first time in months.

One new death associated with the virus has been reported, bringing the local death toll to 389 with the overall case count since the start of the pandemic up to 20,655.

The number of active cases in Hamilton at the moment is down to 494 and the number of active outbreaks is down to 17.

Seventy-one people with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Hamilton hospitals.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 733 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 25 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 173 new cases in Toronto and 134 in Peel Region.

The Ministry of Health said 708 people are in hospital — 576 in intensive care and 399 on a ventilator across the province.

Vaccination efforts across the province and closer to home continue to roll out.

Ontario reported administering 139,901 doses since Tuesday’s reporting for a total of more than 9.3 million.

In Hamilton, 328,357 dose have been administered, accounting for 63.4 per cent of eligible residents.

For more information on Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and to book appointments, visit the City of Hamilton’s website.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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