Hamilton’s COVID-19 death toll rises as 14 fatalities reported over weekend


Published January 24, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Hamilton is reporting 14 new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday (Jan. 24) bringing the local death toll to 461.

Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) data posted on the City of Hamilton website, is showing 929 newly confirmed cases on Monday, a cumulative count that includes cases from over the weekend.

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 89 people in local hospitals with COVID-19 who were sent to hospital because of the virus, of which 18 are in local ICUs.

Hamilton Hospitals

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is reporting that 143 patients who were admitted to their hospitals for other reasons have tested positive for COVID-19 and there is a total of 23 people in HHS ICUs with the virus.

The health-care provider also reports that 445of its employees are currently self-isolating and its ICU capacity sits at 89 per cent (down from 97 per cent reported on Friday).

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is reporting that 72 people are being treated for COVID-19 related complications of which 12 are in ICU.

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 that 3,861 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19, up from 3,797 reported on Sunday, and 615 are being treated in the ICU, an increase of 11 patients in the last 24 hours.

At least 4,790 new cases were reported on Monday and another 37 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths across the province since the start of the pandemic to 11,004.

Virtual update

Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger is scheduled to provide a virtual update on the City’s COVID-19 situation Monday afternoon.

Eisenberger will be joined by Hamilton’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson and the City’s Emergency Operations Centre Director, Jason Thorne.

The update is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel.

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