Hamilton down to just four active COVID-19 outbreaks as city reports one new virus-related death

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Published October 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Hamilton is reporting 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Oct. 18) and one more COVID-19-related death, bring the city’s death toll to 417.

The number of new cases includes cases reported over the weekend as Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) does not update the data over the weekend.

The weekend also saw public health declare a number of community outbreaks over, including one at Tapleytown Elementary School, which was declared on Sept. 18 and over its course saw 13 cases confirmed among staff and students.

As of Monday, there were just four active outbreaks in Hamilton.

The number of active cases is down to 181 and the city’s seven-day average for new cases is down to 23.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 30 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 12 of those in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 373 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and two more deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 265 of those cases are in people who aren’t fully vaccinated, or their vaccination status isn’t known.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is down to 416.

There are 168 people reported to be in intensive care units due to COVID-19, but not all hospitals report that data on weekends.

On Monday, 88 new school-related cases are being reported across Ontario, with 77 in students and 11 in staff.

Elliott says nearly 87.5 per cent of eligible Ontarians have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 83 per cent have both doses.

In Hamilton, 849,058 doses have been administered to date with 84.5 per cent of eligible residents having received their first dose and 78.9 per cent fully vaccinated.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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