It is bad news day in Ontario as the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table will release the projections they shared with Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
The Advisory Table press conference included the release of new projections – shared with the Ontario Cabinet last week. I have summarized the slides with a Hamilton focus here.
Premier Doug Ford announced new measures to try to lower the spread of COVID in Ontario. Details, the written rules, are expected Wednesday morning
New case counts in the past five days have decreases from the peaks experienced last week. This brings down the Weekly Incidence Rate to approximately 143.0 today, from a peak of 181.4 on Friday. It will be a few more days before we can say if this is a trend, or if it is a momentarily decrease with a new peak to come.
The peaks of recent weeks will result in a wave of hospitalizations in the coming weeks, and it is hospital capacity which is the primary concern of experts at this time.
Hamilton Public Health is clearing a backlog of old case files, which is why the active case count dropped 399 in their update to 1029. The peak, on January 5, was 1714 active cases.
Today: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
New Cases: 86
Cumulative Total of Cases: 7555
New Deaths: 2
Cumulative Total of Deaths: 202
Weekly Incidence Rate: 143.0 (Based upon a population estimate of 589,000 for Hamilton)
Source: Ontario Open Data
Active Cases: 1029 (Hamilton Public Health)
Hamilton Public Health reports 13 more Hamiltonians have been hospitalized in the last daily reporting period.
Hamilton Health Sciences is reporting 90 COVID patients, an increase of 10 from yesterday. HHS is no longer providing the number in Intensive Care.
St. Joseph’s Hamilton is reporting 25 COVID patients, a decrease of 5 from yesterday.
Production Details v. 1.1.0 First published: January 12, 2020 @ 11:00am Last updated: January 12, 2020 @ 11:00pm Author: Joey Coleman Edit Record v. 1.0.0 original version