Hamilton sees two new COVID-19 related deaths as provinces reports 793 new cases

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Published November 19, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Hamilton is reporting 35 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday (Nov. 19) and two new deaths associated with the virus.

The latest reporting brings Hamilton’s COVID-19-related death toll to 418.

Public Health Services (PHS) data posted to the City of Hamilton website shows that there are currently 157 active cases of COVID-19 at the moment and 10 active outbreaks across the community.

The city’s seven-day average for new cases is up to 20 as of Friday, up from 15 on Monday.

Hamilton hospitals are currently treating 17 people who have contracted the virus and of those, fewer than 10 are in local ICUs.

In the meantime, Ontario is reporting 793 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day increase since mid-September.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 470 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 323 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

Ontario’s rolling seven-day average now stands at 625, up from 537 at this point last week.

As of Friday 22,776,096 vaccine doses have been administered across the province and nearly 88.9 per cent of eligible Ontarians 12 years of age and older have one dose and 85.8 per cent have two doses.

According to Elliott, 269 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized across the province. Of those, 205 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 64 are fully vaccinated.

In Hamilton, 878,583 doses have been administered locally with 82.7 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated and 85.9 per cent with their first dose.

More information about COIVD-19 in Hamilton can be found on the City’s website, including information on access to vaccinations.

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