Hamilton Mayor to provide update as active COVID-19 case numbers soar


Published December 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger will be providing a virtual update Monday afternoon (Dec. 20) on the City’s response to the pandemic as case numbers in the community continue to rise.

On Monday, Hamilton Public Health Services reported 508 newly confirmed cases in the community and no new deaths associated with the virus. This total includes new cases from over the weekend when the data is not updated.

The number of active cases in the community has soared to 870, up from just under 600 on Friday and the number of active outbreaks is down to 26, from 28 last week.

The city’s seven-day average is 113 — the first time since last spring it’s been more than 100.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 28 people for virus-related illnesses, of which fewer than 10 are in local ICUs.

Eisenberger will be joined by Hamilton’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson for the 3 p.m. briefing.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting 3,784 new daily infections and no new deaths from the virus on Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 284 people are hospitalized with COVID-19-related illness, and 164 people are in ICUs across Ontario due to the virus.

More information about the City of Hamiton’s response to COVID-19, including local data, vaccine information and availability, can be found on the City’s website.

Eisenberger’s 3 pm COVID update can be watched on the City’s Youtube channel.


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