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COVID-19: No active outbreaks in Hamilton for first time in almost 10 months

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COVID-19: No active outbreaks in Hamilton for first time in almost 10 months

For the first time since Sept. 26, 2020, there are zero active COVID-19 outbreaks in Hamilton.

Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, noted the milestone during a verbal update on the City’s COVID-19 response to the General Issues Committee (GIC) on Monday (July 5).

Also, as of Monday, there are just 92 active cases of the virus in the community currently — the first time in months that number has dipped into the double digits.

Just eight newly confirmed COVID-19 cases are being reported in Hamilton on Monday and no new deaths.

During her update to GIC, Dr. Richardson touted the continued rollout of vaccines in Hamilton, with one walk-in clinic, which welcomed Hamilton youth and their family members, vaccinating more than 200 people this weekend.

Of that more than 200, Richardson said 85 people received their first dose, getting the city closer to its goal of seeing 75 per cent of residents vaccinated.

As of Monday, 579,360 vaccine doses have been administered in Hamilton. In those residents 18 years of age and older, 74.1 per cent have received at least one dose and 42.9 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 170 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the lowest daily increase in the number of cases in almost 10 months.

According to Monday’s report, which confirmed one more COVID-19 related death in the province, 34 cases were recorded in Waterloo Region, 27 in Toronto, 18 in Grey Bruce and 13 in Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 10 new cases.

As of Sunday, more than 15.7 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the province.

There are more than 4.8 million Ontarians fully immunized with two doses which is 46.3 per cent of the adult (18+) population. First dose adult coverage stands at 78.3 per cent.

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