Hamilton’s daily new case number for today is 171, and hospitalizations continue to increase. Without full contact tracing, we do not know exactly where or how COVID is spreading in our community.
During the past ten days, Hamilton Public Health says nearly 50% of cases are from close contact transmission. 28% of cases are “community acquired” meaning unknown origin, 16% are outbreak associated.
The City is expecting to complete the first round of vaccinations in long-term care homes and higher risk retirement homes by Sunday. We do not know further details, the Province has directed that local public health units not release localized information.
Today: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
New Cases: 171
Cumulative Total of Cases: 7726
New Deaths: 4
Cumulative Total of Deaths: 206
Weekly Incidence Rate: 146.08 (Based upon a population estimate of 589,000 for Hamilton)
Source: Ontario Open Data
Active Cases: 1011 (Hamilton Public Health)
Hamilton Public Health reports 8 more Hamiltonians have been hospitalized in the last daily reporting period. (Total of 509)
Hamilton Health Sciences is reporting 92 COVID patients, an increase of 2 from yesterday. HHS is no longer providing the number in Intensive Care.
St. Joseph’s Hamilton is reporting 21 COVID patients, a decrease of 4 from yesterday.
Note that hospital patients coming from different regions, and Hamiltonians may be admitted to Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.
Production Details v. 1.0.0 First published: January 13, 2020 @ 5pm Last updated: January 13, 2020 @ 5pm Author: Joey Coleman Edit Record v. 1.0.0 original version