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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 3 more virus-related deaths

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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 3 more virus-related deaths

Hamilton is reporting three more deaths associated with COVID-19 on Wednesday (June 9) even as data indicates that the community is pulling through the third wave of the virus.

The local death toll has risen to 395 as Hamilton’s Public Health Services data is reporting 27 newly confirmed cases of the virus in the community.

The number of active cases is down to 336 (from 374 since last reporting) and nine active outbreaks across the city (down from 13 the day previous).

Hospitals in Hamilton are treating 45 people with confirmed cases of the virus presently.

The city’s test positivity rate is down to 5.3 per cent and the reproductive rate (the average number of secondary cases of infection generated by a person with a confirmed COVID-19 case) is .89 per cent and Hamilton’s seven-day case average is down to 44 (from 48 since last reporting).

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 411 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — one of its lowest levels this year — and 33 more deaths linked to the virus.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said that 11 of the deaths occurred in April and May.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there are 97 new cases in Toronto, 72 in Peel Region and 35 in Waterloo.

According to the Ministry of Health 571 people are hospitalized with the virus — 466 are in intensive care and 314 are on a ventilator across the province.

Ontario said 177,506 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Tuesday’s report, for a total of more than 10.4 million.

In Hamilton, 381,044 doses have been administered amongst approximately 67.7 per cent of eligible residents as of Wednesday.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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