Hamilton reports 20 new COVID-19 cases as number of active outbreaks drops to four

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Published November 3, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Hamilton is reporting 20 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (Nov. 3) as the number of active outbreaks has dropped to four.

According to Hamilton Public Health Services data shared to the City of Hamilton website, two outbreaks — one at Orchard Park Secondary School and the other at Lean and Fit Elite in Ancaster — were declared over as of Tuesday bringing the total number of active outbreaks across the city to four.

There are currently 136 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment and the seven-day average for new cases is down to 17.

Hospitals in Hamilton are presently treating 27 patients for COVID-19-related illnesses of which seven are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 378 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as well as five more deaths linked to the disease.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 236 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 142 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

She said that 237 people are hospitalized with the virus across the province, of whom 174 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 63 are fully vaccinated.

In Ontario, 22,552,851 vaccine doses have been administered. Nearly 88.3 per cent of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and nearly 84.7 per cent have two doses.

In Hamilton, to date, 862,404 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered with 81.5 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated and 85.3 per cent with their first dose.

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