Number of active COVID-19 cases in Hamilton continues to drop
Published May 31, 2021 at 11:33 am
Hamilton is reporting 53 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths associated with the virus on Monday (May 31) as the number of active cases in the city continues to drop.
According to Public Health Services data posted to the City of Hamilton website, there are currently 544 active cases in the community, down from close to 800 this time last week.
The number of active outbreaks in the city are also dropping, with 26 being reported on Monday, down from more than 40 last week.
Since the start of the pandemic, Hamilton has seen 20,545 confirmed cases of the virus and the city’s death toll has risen to 388.
As of Monday, Hamilton hospitals are treating 71 people who have COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 916 newly confirmed cases of the virus, the first time since February that the daily increase has dipped below 1,000.
Ontario’s minister of Health reported that of the newly confirmed cases, 226 were reported in Toronto, 165 in Peel, 85 in York Region, and 67 in Durham.
The province is also reporting 13 new deaths associated with the virus, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,757.
Vaccination efforts continue to press onwards with close to 60 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians having been vaccinated so far.
People 80+ became eligible on Monday to book/rebook their appointments to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The change comes as the province announced on Friday (May 28) that the interval between doses can be shortened from 16 weeks to 10 weeks, thanks to an increase in the number of vaccine doses being delivered to Canada in the coming weeks.
For more information on Hamilton’s vaccination rollout and for details on how to book a vaccination appointment, visit the City of Hamilton website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising