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Information from Public Health

Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) is working to protect the health and safety of our community with our health system partners and Ministry of Health colleagues to ensure we’re responding to this situation as it evolves.

Residents are encouraged to stay at home when ill, maintain a 2 metre distance (6 feet) from others, wash hands frequently with soap and water, and cover coughs or sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue.

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Status of Cases in Hamilton

Number of active cases - 879
Number of total cases* - 8,117
Change from previous posting (cases) - +108
Number of cases resolved - 6,716
Number of deaths** - 219
Change from previous posting (deaths) - +3

*Total cases include both confirmed and probable cases.
**This measure refers to the number of COVID-19 cases who died. Deaths are included whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death.
Report Date: January 17, 2021. Numbers include cases reported to Hamilton Public Health as of 3 pm the previous day.
The information displayed represents a snapshot in time when the data are extracted. Please note, the information displayed may vary from other sources based on when data are extracted. All data are preliminary and subject to change as public health case investigations are ongoing. Data definitions are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.



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City Operations & Service Information

As part of our emergency preparedness planning, we’re working together with Hamilton Paramedic Services, hospitals, primary care providers, Ontario Ministry of Health colleagues, and academic institutions. This includes implementing a plan to monitor, detect, and if needed, contain and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

We’ve fully activated our Incident Management System which is used to focus attention and resources on urgent issues. This involves the activation of key roles needed to support the current situation as it relates to COVID-19 preparedness.

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The City of Hamilton values equity and inclusion and works to ensure Hamilton is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are accepted and celebrated. Although the COVID-19 outbreak originated in China, this virus is not racially oriented - it is geographically oriented. This means that it does not discriminate among people who can be affected. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 outbreak, persons of Chinese heritage (and other Asian countries) have voiced concerns about the potential for discrimination. During times like this, people need to support each other and speak out against any instances of discrimination.

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The City of Hamilton will not be responsible or liable to any person or business for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or based on any use of this website and its information, or any other website to which this site is linked.

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