As they have been for most of the current week, new COVID cases in Ontario were back below 2,000 Friday. Ontario is reporting 1,837 cases of COVID19 and 58 deaths. Over 69,000 tests were completed. Locally, there are 595 new cases in Toronto, 295 in Peel, and 170 in York Region. Hospitalizations continue to drop. There are currently 1291 COVID patients in Ontario’s hospitals—down from over 1500 a week ago. ICU cases remain at a concerning level at 360. As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 327,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Hamilton Public Health reported 94 new COVID cases Thursday, and one death. There are currently four HHS sites with declared COVID outbreaks. Hamilton Hospital currently have 124 COVID patients, 12 of them have been transferred in from jurisdictions experiencing bed shortages.
There are now 12 patients and five staff associated with the outbreak on E2. Testing of staff and patients continues. The outbreak associated with E4 and F4 now includes a total 16 staff. Testing continues.
There are no new patient cases linked to the outbreak that originated on E3.
Satellite Health Facility
Since Monday, six additional patients and four additional staff members have been found to be COVID positive on the second floor of the facility. Testing of staff and patients continues.
The third floor remains in outbreak status. A total of 14 patients with resolved COVID have been transferred back to the third floor from HHS hospitals. All patients are in single-occupancy rooms. More COVID-resolved patients are expected to be transferred back to the SHF third floor this week.
No updates available today for the Hamilton General Hospital and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital St Joe’s Alternate Health Facility added five more cases bringing the total to 16. A new outbreak was reported at Lawson Ministries Salvation Army involving one resident and one staff.
Halton Public Health reported 56 new COVID cases a jump of 22 and no deaths. Milton had 22 cases, Oakville 15, Burlington 13 and Halton Hills six.