Hamilton reports 90 new cases of COVID-19

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Published September 20, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Hamilton is reporting 90 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Sept. 20).

According to public health data shared on the City of Hamilton’s website, there are currently 308 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment and 13 active outbreaks — four of which are in local schools.

To date, 410 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died in Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Hamilton’s Board of Health met on Monday to discuss the pandemic and the city’s response to it and while we’re still working to achieve better vaccination coverage in the neighbourhoods where rates have lagged, all indications suggest the virus’s spread is slowing somewhat.

One of the key indicators, the local reproductive rate, sits below 1 at .92. This is the number that represents the number of secondary COVID-19 infections generated by an individual with COVID-19. A number greater than 1 indicates that the virus’s spread is not under control.

Ontario reported 610 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including 126 in Toronto.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that 458 of those new cases were in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Elliott said that 233 people are hospitalized with the novel coronavirus in the province and 177 people are in intensive care because of it.

The Ministry of Health said that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data to the daily report and that it anticipates the number of hospitalized patients will increase Tuesday.

Ontario also reported two new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday.

— with a file from the Canadian Press

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