Hamilton reports just 12 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open up to young kids

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Published November 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm

Hamilton is reporting 12 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (Nov. 23) and no new deaths associated with the virus.

Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) data shared on the City’s website shows that as of Tuesday, there are 171 active cases across the community (down from 181 on Monday) and nine active outbreaks.

The city’s seven-day rolling average for new cases is holding at 22 and the local reproductive rate — the average number of secondary infections of COVID-19 stemming from an individual with the virus — is 1.13.

As of Tuesday, Hamilton hospitals were treating 16 people for COVID-related illnesses, of which fewer than 10 are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 613 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths from the virus on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 282 people are hospitalized across the province with COVID-19 of which 216 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 66 are fully vaccinated.

To date, 22,820,451 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario with 89.0 per cent of residents 12+ with one dose and 86.0 per cent with two doses.

Ontario parents started to book long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines for young kids aged five to 11 on Tuesday morning.

More than 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments were booked by 10 a.m., a spokeswoman for Premier Doug Ford said in a social media post.

The first doses of pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech are expected to be administered on Thursday.

In Hamilton, as of Tuesday, 882,654 vaccine doses have been administered with 82.9 per cent of eligible residents having received both doses and 86.1 per cent with one.

More information about Hamilton’s vaccine rollout and to book appointments can be found on the city’s website.

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