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Hamilton reports 144 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

Hamilton Health Sciences reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death linked to the virus on Friday.

A total of 196 people are hospitalized with COVID-19; with 29 in ICU

A total of 208,740 doses of vaccines have been administered as of the end of day May 6, according to Hamilton Public Health Services. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Hamilton Health Sciences reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death linked to the virus on Friday.

There are 1,219 active cases of COVID-19 in the city and the positivity rate is now at 12.2 per cent. 

The new cases on Friday take the cumulative total over the course of the pandemic to 18,254.

With one new death linked to the virus in the last 24 hours, a total of 367 people have died in the past year after contracting COVID-19.

A total of 196 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

At St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton there are 50 patients currently admitted with confirmed COVID-19 while three staff and physicians have been hospitalized with the illness. There are 29 patients in the intensive care unit.

A total of 29 staff and physicians are self isolating.

Hamilton Health Sciences is reporting 97 patients and 20 staff and physicians with confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 105 staff and physicians self isolating.

40 COVID-19 outbreaks

Meanwhile, HPHS is reporting 40 COVID-19 outbreaks in the city.

Seven new outbreaks were declared on Thursday as follows:

  • Active Green and Ross — 955 Upper James.
  • Construction Site – 154 Main St. E.
  • Maria's Tortas Jalisco.
  • Mohawk College, Beckfield Building.
  • Noah's Ark Children's Centre.
  • Tim Hortons — 2804 King St. E
  • Verbinnen's Nursery.

Meanwhile, the following outbreaks have been declared over:

  • Hamilton General Hospital — Unit 4W.
  • Hamilton General Hospital — Unit 5S.
  • Laurier Place.

A total of 208,740 doses of vaccines have been administered as of the end of day May 6, according to Hamilton Public Health Services.

Brant

The county of Brant has 177 active cases according to data online. There were 40 new cases over the last 24 hours.

There have been 2,871 cases since March 2020 and 20 deaths. There are 11 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

A total of 2,674 cases have been marked as resolved. 

There have been 57,518 doses of the vaccine administered. Of this number, 4,676 have completed the vaccination series.

Haldimand-Norfolk

Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are reporting a total of 225 active cases of COVID-19., with 16 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

There have been 2,411 cases throughout the pandemic. Of those 21,040 have recovered.

The local public health unit has linked the virus to 41 deaths.

There have been 42,846 doses of the vaccine administered. Of this number 4,994 have completed the vaccination series.

Halton

The number of COVID-19 cases in Halton rose by 131 over the past 24 hours, for a total of 15,973 so far.

Data indicates there are currently 856 active cases.

Thirty-seven of the new cases reported were in Burlington, which has seen 3,997 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. There are 255 active cases in the city.

A total of 216 people across the region have died after being infected with the virus, 53 of them in Burlington.

The region has seen a total of 4,376 variant cases.

There have been 222,676 doses of the vaccine administered in Halton. 

Niagara

Niagara is reporting 121 new cases of COVID-19. The region has seen 14,553 cases over the course of the pandemic, including 1,924 that are active.

A total of 395 deaths have been linked to the virus over the course of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, 12,234 cases are now marked as resolved.

There have been 195,738 doses of the vaccine administered in Niagara.

Six Nations

Six Nations of the Grand River is reporting 33 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 523 total cases, and 479 are resolved. 

Eleven deaths have been linked to the virus. 

A total of 1,152 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 1,509 people have received both doses.

Ontario logs 3,166 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reported 3,166 new COVID-19 cases  and 23 additional deaths on Friday.

Today's case count may actually be higher than what is being reported. The province says it is dealing with a technical issue with the laboratory data feed, so numbers may be underreported for the Central East, Central West, and Toronto regions.

The numbers come with 51,338 tests completed — well below Ontario's capacity. It also puts the daily positivity rate for the province at seven per cent.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, 5,885,485 doses of vaccine had been administered, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet. That's an increase of 144,724 vaccinations, and a new single-day record for the province.

With files from CBC Toronto

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