Hamilton reports nine more COVID-19-related deaths


Published January 31, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Hamilton is reporting nine COVID-19-related deaths on Monday (Jan. 31) which brings the local death toll to 484.

Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) data posted to the City of Hamilton website shows that there are 570 newly confirmed cases of the virus on Monday, which is a cumulative total from over the weekend.

There are 8,381 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment and 58 active outbreaks.

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 70 people in local hospitals with COVID-19 (down from 78 at the end of last week) who were sent to hospital because of the virus, of which 14 are in local ICUs.

Hamilton hospitals

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is reporting that 139 patients currently admitted to their hospitals for other reasons have tested positive for COVID-19 and there is a total of 22 people in HHS ICUs with the virus.

The health-care provider also reports that 257 of its employees are currently self-isolating and its ICU capacity sits at 84 per cent.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is reporting that 28 patients admitted to their hospital for other reasons have tested positive for COVID-19 and there are 16 people in ICU with the virus.

There are currently 84 staff and physicians from St. Joe’s who are self-isolating and ICU occupancy sits at 96 per cent.

Ontario numbers

Ontario is reporting 2,983 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 583 people in ICU acoss the province.

That’s down from 3,019 hospitalizations and 587 in intensive care on Sunday (Jan. 30), and Health Minister Christine Elliott notes that not all hospitals report data from the weekends.

The province is reporting 31 more COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

More than 56 per cent of long-term care homes in the province have active COVID-19 outbreaks.

Eight schools are listed as being closed due to COVID-19 operational reasons, and 165 schools are reporting staff and student absence rates of 30 per cent or more.

Ontario is reporting 3,043 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, but Public Health Ontario has said the real case count is likely higher because of the province’s limited testing policy.

— with a file from The Canadian Press


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