Hamilton public health will now report hospitalization, ICU admission rates on its COVID dashboard

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Published January 19, 2022 at 2:54 pm

The City of Hamilton announced Wednesday (Jan. 19) it will be adding hospitalization and ICU admission rates to its COVID-19 online dashboard.

Previously, the information was only available through Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton respectively.

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“These updates and enhancements to the dashboards are consistent with the City of Hamilton’s commitment to transparency and sharing relevant and timely COVID-19 data with the community,” says public health.

By visiting the city’s online status of cases dashboard, users will now be able to see:

  • COVID-19 case(s) currently hospitalized with a primary or sole reason for admission or stay in hospital that is related to COVID-19;
  • COVID-19 case(s) currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) with a primary or sole reason for admission or stay in hospital that is related to COVID-19;
  • A new graph that illustrates hospitalization by hospital admission date and the seven-day average;
  • A new graph that illustrates ICU by ICU admission date and the seven-day average;
  • A new graph that illustrates fatal COVID-19 cases by date of death (Mar. 1, 2020, to present) and the seven-day average.

Public health added that its data will not fully align with that provided by Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joe’s because of differing intervals for data entry and different populations being captured.

Data displayed on the city’s dashboards will continue to be updated Monday through Friday, except for statutory holidays. Data reported over the weekend will continue to be made available the following business day.

Hamilton reported seven new COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the local death toll to 444.

Public health also reported 399 newly confirmed infections in the community in which there are currently more than 10,000 active cases.

There are currently 92 active outbreaks occurring at the moment in a variety of high-risk settings, including shelters, hospitals, long-term care, retirement and congregate care settings and group homes.

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