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Hamilton reports new single-day record of COVID-19 cases



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Hamilton reports new single-day record of COVID-19 cases

The City of Hamilton is reporting a single-day record number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan. 5).

According to Public Health Services (PHS) data shared on the city’s website, there are 209 new cases of the virus in Hamilton, bringing the number of active cases in the community to a new high of 1,714.

Since mid-March in 2020, there have been 6,788 coronavirus cases in the city.

Public Health also confirmed that the virus has claimed the lives of 11 more people in Hamilton, bringing the death toll to 190.

There are currently 26 active outbreaks in the community at the moment, including at Grace Villa, where 42 people have died as a result of COVID-19 and 231 people (staff and residents) have contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 3,128 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, and 51 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 778 new cases in Toronto, 614 in Peel Region, 213 in York Region, 172 in Durham and 151 in London-Middlesex.

The province says it has conducted 35,152 tests since the last daily report.

In total, 1,347 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 325 in intensive care and 245 people are on ventilators in hospital.

Ontario has administered 7,607 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 50,030 vaccines given in total.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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