Hamilton reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count since July

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Published October 26, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Hamilton is reporting just five newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (Oct. 26) as the number of active cases and the city’s seven-day average continue to drop.

This is the lowest daily increase in cases since July 12, 2021, when the city reported just three new cases that day.

Hamilton’s seven-day average for new cases is down to 16 — an average not seen since early August 2021 — and there are seven active outbreaks across the city at the moment.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 30 people with COVID-19 of which 12 are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 269 new cases of COVID-19 across the province, the lowest provincial daily increase in three months.

According to health minister Christine Elliott, 176 of the new cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 93 are in people who are fully vaccinated.

She said 233 people are hospitalized across Ontario and of those, 203 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 30 are fully vaccinated.

There are 138 people in ICUs due to the virus and of those, 121 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 17 are fully vaccinated.

In Ontario, 22,413,315 vaccine doses have been administered. 87.9 per cent of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and nearly 84.0 per cent have two doses.

In Hamilton, as of Tuesday 856,169 COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered with 80.7 of eligible residents fully vaccinated and 84.9 per cent with their first dose.

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