Hamilton’s seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases dips below 20

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Published October 25, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Hamilton is reporting 42 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday (Oct. 25), a total that includes data from the weekend.

Hamilton’s seven-day average for new daily cases is down to 18 as of Monday, and the number of active cases in the community is 149.

Over the weekend, Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) declared five active outbreaks over, which means there are now just seven across the city at the moment.

There are 33 people with COVID-19 being treated at Hamilton hospitals currently; of those, 11 are in local ICUs.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 326 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 231 of Monday’s new cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status.

She says 95 cases are in fully vaccinated people.

There are 138 people in intensive care across Ontario with COVID-related critical illness, including 94 people on ventilators.

However, the province says the number of hospitalized patients may be higher because some hospitals did not provide data over the weekend.

The province says 87 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 83 per cent have received both shots.

In Hamilton, as of Monday, 855,379 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered with 80.6 of eligible residents fully vaccinated and 84.9 per cent of eligible individuals with their first dose.

According to HPHS data shared on the City of Hamilton website, the risk of being infected with the virus among the unvaccinated population in Hamilton is 9.7 higher than those who have received both doses.

The data also shows that the risk of hospitalization due to COVID among the unvaccinated population in the city is 35.5 times higher than those residents who are fully vaccinated.

 

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