Status of Cases in Hamilton

COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools

Number of active cases - 565
Number of total cases* - 3,266
Change from previous posting - +108
Number of deaths** – 92 (3%)
Number of cases resolved – 2,598 (80%)
Number of cases ever hospitalized - 230 (7%)
Reproduction number1 (Nov 26, 2020) – 1.19

*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: December 1, 2020. Numbers include cases reported to Hamilton Public Health as of 3 pm the previous day.
Subject to change. Changes in daily cases reported should be interpreted with caution.

1Source: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). COVID-19 regional incidence and time to case notification in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2020.

Assessment and Testing Centres:

  • 3.7% of COVID-19 tests within the past 7 days had a positive result1
  • 134,894 visits at Assessment Centres*
  • 134,122 COVID-19 tests completed at Assessment Centres*
  • 25,337 COVID-19 tests completed at other facilities**

Subject to change, please interpret with caution.
1Source: Ontario Laboratories Information System. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Data includes up to November 26, 2020. Includes all tests performed on Hamilton residents only.
*since opening on March 16, 2020 & April 17, 2020.
**since April 13, 2020. Other facilities include: long-term care homes, retirement homes, and other congregate settings.

 

Outbreaks occurring

  • 9 current institution outbreaksa
  • 3 current community outbreaksb
  • 5 current workplace outbreaksc
  • 2 current school/daycare outbreaksd

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks with Laboratory Confirmed Case Counts, City of Hamilton

Facility Name Date Outbreak Declared Date Outbreak Over Total Cases* Total Resident/Patient /Patron Cases* Total Staff Cases* Total visitor/other case
Chartwell Willowgrove LTCHa October 22, 2020   87 57 28 2
Hamilton Continuing Care - LTCHa October 31, 2020   49 28 21 0
Baywoods Place - LTCHa November 1, 2020   42 25 17 0
The Village at Wentworth Heightsa November 3, 2020   21 16 2 3
Idlewyld Manor-LTCHa November 6, 2020   17 9 8 0
St. Joseph’s Healthcare - Charlton, CTU Centrala November 16, 2020 November 30, 2020 7 0 7 0
First Place Hamiltona November 19, 2020   3 1 2 0
St. Joseph’s Villaa November 20, 2020   31 22 9 0
Hamilton Police Services – Records Departmentc November 20, 2020   2 0 2 0
Alexander Place LTCHa November 21, 2020   1 0 1 0
Rygiel Supports for Community Livingb November 24, 2020   1 0 1 0
Golden Auto Servicec November 24, 2020   4 0 4 0
Red Hill Orthodonticsc November 24, 2020   4 0 4 0
Grace Villaa November 25, 2020   48 38 10 0
Universal Precision Technologyc November 25, 2020   5 0 5 0
Rehoboth Christian School –Copetownd November 25, 2020   2 1 1 0
CONNECT Communitiesb November 26, 2020   3 2 1 0
Maple Reinders Constructors Ltdc November 27, 2020   4 0 4 0
Hatts Off -Girls Country Home, Hamiltonb November 29, 2020   1 0 1 0
Adelaide Hoodless Public Schoold November 30, 2020   2 0 2 0

*Lab-confirmed outbreak-related cases. Cumulative counts reported for each active outbreak.
Outbreaks may include out-of-jurisdiction cases not included in overall Hamilton case counts.

There are a total of 63 long-term care and retirement homes in the City of Hamilton.

Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19:

Interpretation: The age group 20 to 29 has the highest number of COVID-19 cases 
Note: Subject to change. The denominator used for age distribution calculation are total number of positive COVID-19 cases (n=3,266) and total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days by report date (n=591). 
Data Source: Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) Solution.  Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services.  Date Extracted: December 1, 2020,

 

Exposure information for COVID-19 positive cases:

  • 764 (23%) are outbreak associated
  • 126 (4%) with direct travel history
  • 1308 (40%) with close contact
  • 876 (27%) community acquired
  • 192 (6%) under investigation

Exposure information for confirmed local COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days by report date:

  • 120 (20%) are outbreak associated
  • 3 (1%) with direct travel history
  • 195 (33%) with close contact
  • 96 (16%) community acquired
  • 177 (30%) under investigation

 

Interpretation: Local COVID-19 cases continue to increase with a current total of 3,266 confirmed or probable cases.

Note: Subject to change due to timing of data entry, results of case investigation, quality verification activities (e.g. removal duplicate records, identified incomplete information), and changes in identified cases status (e.g. false positives). Confirmed and probable cases are graphed based on the dat e they were reported to City of Hamilton Public Health Services.
Data Source: Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) Solution. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Date Extracted: December 1, 2020

Interpretation: 58  local cases of COVID-19 were reported on Nov 29. The average number of cases (7-day moving average) reported per day is 68. The latest weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 population reported is 79.
Note: Subject to change due to timing of data entry, results of case investigation, quality verification activities (e.g. removal duplicate records, identified incomplete information), and changes in identified cases status (e.g. false positives). Confirmed and probable cases are graphed based on the date they were reported to City of Hamilton Public Health Services. 
Data Source: Ministry Case and Contact Management System (CCM).Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Date Extracted: December 1, 2020

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