Hamilton reports 64 new COVID-19 infections as active cases fall below 300


Published October 4, 2021 at 12:34 pm

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Hamilton is below 300 as of Monday (Oct. 4) as the city reports 64 newly confirmed infections.

According to Public Health Services (PHS) data shared on the City of Hamilton website, there are 295 active cases in the community and the number of active outbreaks across the city is down to 20 (11 of which are at schools across the city) on Monday.

The seven-day average for new daily cases in Hamilton is down to 36 (from the mid-40s last week) and the local reproductive rate (the number of secondary infections stemming from an individual with a confirmed case of the virus) remains below 1 at .86.

Hospitals in Hamilton are reporting that they are treating 23 people with COVID-19, nine of which are in local ICU units.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 511 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and two new deaths.

There are 159 patients in intensive care units due to COVID-19, though not all hospitals report those statistics on the weekends.

The province has lately been breaking down the numbers of new cases and ICU occupancy by how many people are vaccinated and unvaccinated, but Health Minister Christine Elliott says due to a technical issue that data is not yet available Monday.

More than 86 per cent of eligible Ontarians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In Hamilton, 831,578 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date, with 83.5 per cent of eligible residents 12 years of age and older having received one dose and 77.9 per cent fully vaccinated.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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