Hamilton reports four more COVID-19-related deaths


Published January 25, 2022 at 11:40 am

Hamilton is reporting four new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday (Jan. 25) bringing the local death toll to 465.

Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) data posted on the City of Hamilton website, is showing 197 newly confirmed cases on Tuesday.

The city’s website, though, warns that the data does not fully reflect COVID-19 activity in the community as testing criteria has changed.

As of Monday, there are 83 people in local hospitals with COVID-19 (down from 89 the day previous) who were sent to hospital because of the virus, of which 12 are in local ICUs (down from 18 on Monday).

Hamilton hospitals

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is reporting that 132 patients who were admitted to their hospitals for other reasons have tested positive for COVID-19 and there is a total of 24 people in HHS ICUs with the virus (up from 23 since Monday).

The health-care provider also reports that 345 of its employees are currently self-isolating (down from 445 in the last 24 hours) and its ICU capacity sits at 95 per cent (up from 87 per cent reported on Monday).

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is reporting that 72 people are being treated for COVID-19 related complications of which 12 are in ICU, which remains unchanged from the day previous

There are currently 164 staff and physicians from St. Joe’s who are self-isolating and ICU occupancy sits at 93 per cent.

Ontario numbers

Ontario is reporting 4,008 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Tuesday with 626 people in intensive care units across the province.

This is 147 more hospitalizations, and an increase of 11 in ICUs, since the previous day.

Fifty-five per cent of those in hospitals were admitted because of the virus, while 45 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.

Ontario also reported 3,424 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, though that is considered an underestimate, and 64 virus-related deaths.

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