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 need to be mindful that the situation is continually evolving. People are encouraged to stay at home, only leaving for trips such as groceries or other essential supplies. When outside of the home, ensure you 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 total cases - 918
Number of confirmed positive cases - 909
Number of probable cases - 9

Number of cases resolved - 843
Number of deaths - 45

Numbers reflect residents of the city of Hamilton. Numbers accurate as of 9 am on August 10, 2020. Subject to change. 
Changes in daily cases reported should be interpreted with caution.

Note: A probable case is a symptomatic individual with travel outside of Canada, or close contact with a known case, or close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has recently traveled outside of Canada and for whom laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative; or a symptomatic individual in whom laboratory results are inconclusive. A confirmed case is a person with lab confirmation of COVID-19 infection. 


COVID-19 Testing

Think you have COVID-19 symptoms?

 COVID-19 testing criteria

Hamilton has two COVID-19 Assessment Centres and one drive-through Testing Centre.

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Anti-Coronavirus Therapies Study

Recruitment for the ACT study is now underway

Contact Hamilton Public Health Services for COVID-19 related health info:

COVID hotline at 905-974-9848

Send questions to [email protected]


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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Choose solidarity

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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