Status of Cases in Hamilton

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.

 

Number of active cases - 376
Number of total cases* - 10,247
Change from previous posting (cases) - +42
Number of deaths** - 281 (3%)
Change from previous posting (deaths) - +2

Number of cases resolved - 9,439 (92%)
Other*** - 151 (2.0%)
Number of cases ever hospitalized - 765 (7%)
Weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 population - 55
Reproduction number1 (February 18, 2021) - 0.95
1.9% of COVID-19 tests within the past 7 days had a positive result2

*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.
***Other cases represent those which were unable to be located despite multiple efforts by Hamilton Public Health Services or were monitored by another health authority.
Report Date: February 24,  2021. Numbers include cases reported to Hamilton Public Health as of 3 pm the previous day.

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.
2Source: Ontario Laboratories Information System. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Data includes up to February 16, 2021. Includes all tests performed on Hamilton residents only.

 

Assessment and Testing Centres:

  • 225,660 visits at Assessment Centres*
  • 224,888 COVID-19 tests completed at Assessment Centres*
  • 50,004 COVID-19 tests completed at other facilities**

Subject to change, please interpret with caution.
*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

  • 6 current institution outbreaksa
  • 8 current community outbreaksb
  • 3 current workplace outbreaksc
  • 4 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/Student Cases* Total Staff Cases* Total visitor/other case Total Deaths**
Macassa Lodgea 1-Jan-21   61 39 22 0 11
Hamilton Downtown Family YMCAb 19-Jan-21   9 9 0 0 0
Queen’s Garden Long-Term Care Homea 1-Feb-21   7 7 0 0 0
SJHH – Alternate Health Facility - 5th Floora 3-Feb-21 23-Feb-21 20 15 5 0 2
Salvation Army
94 York Blvdb
10-Feb-21   29 26 3 0 0
I.H. Mission Servicesb 11-Feb-21   7 4 3 0 0
Wentworth Lodgea 11-Feb-21 23-Feb-21 1 0 1 0 0
Good Shephard Shelter - Cathedral Boys School b 12-Feb-21   2 2 0 0 0
Domino's Pizza – 1171 Upper Jamesc 12-Feb-21 23-Feb-21 3 0 3 0 0
Good Shepherd Men’s Centre – 135 Mary Stb 15-Feb-21   4 4 0 0 0
Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centrea 15-Feb-21   28 20 8 0 0
Stelco Inc. – 386 Wilcox Stc 16-Feb-21   5 0 5 0 0
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary Schoold 17-Feb-21   8 4 4 0 0
A.M. Cunningham Elementary Schoold 17-Feb-21   2 2 0 0 0
Carole Anne's Place – YWCAb 17-Feb-21   2 2 0 0 0
Wesley Urban Ministries Day Centreb 17-Feb-21   3 1 2 0 0
Mission Services Men's Centreb 18-Feb-21   2 2 0 0 0
St. Ann (Hamilton) Catholic Elementary
Schoold
18-Feb-21   3 0 3 0 0
Juravinski
Hospital – Unit M2a
18-Feb-21   7 5 2 0 0
Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton: Before and After School Program at Cathy Wever Elementary Schoold 19-Feb-21   3 3 0 0 0
St. Elizabeth Retirement Residencea 21-Feb-21   1 0 1 0 0
August 8 Restaurant (Wilson Street, Hamilton)c 22-Feb-21   2 0 2 0 0
Amica Stoney Creeka 23-Feb-21   1 0 1 0 0
Barbara Caffe Ristorantec 23-Feb-21   4 0 4 0 0

*Lab-confirmed outbreak-related cases. Cumulative counts reported for each active outbreak.
**Does not include deaths for cases who reside outside the City of Hamilton.

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.

 

Interpretation: The age group 20 to 29 has the highest number of COVID-19 cases 
Note: Subject to change. The denominators used for age distribution calculations are the total number of positive COVID-19 cases (n=10,247) and total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days by report date (n=399). 
Data Source: Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) Solution. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Date Extracted: February 24, 2021

Exposure information for COVID-19 positive cases:

  • 2600 (25%) are outbreak associated
  • 159 (2%) with direct travel history
  • 4738 (46%) with close contact
  • 2701 (26%) community acquired
  • 47 (0.5%) under investigation

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

  • 113 (28%) are outbreak associated
  • 2 (0.5%) with direct travel history
  • 180 (45%) with close contact
  • 95 (24%) community acquired
  • 9 (2%) under investigation

Hamilton COVID-19 screening-positive variant cases (not yet confirmed)*: 22
Confirmed B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom) variant cases: 1
Confirmed B.1.351 (South Africa) variant cases: 0
Confirmed P.1 (Brazil) variant cases: 0

*Screened-positive cases are those in which a mutation was detected; however, are awaiting further laboratory testing to identify the specific variant type/lineage. Once the type/lineage is confirmed, the individual will be moved from the “screening-positive variant cases” category and into a confirmed category.

 

Interpretation: There have been a total of 281 COVID-19 deaths in Hamilton.
Data Source: Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) Solution. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Date Extracted: February 24, 2021

Interpretation: The age group 80+ has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths.
Data Source: Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) Solution. Prepared by: City of Hamilton Public Health Services. Date Extracted: February 24, 2021.

 

Interpretation: Local COVID-19 cases continue to increase with a current total of 10,247confirmed 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 date 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: February 24, 2021.

Interpretation: 48 local cases of COVID-19 were reported on February 22. The average number of cases (7-day moving average) reported per day is 47.
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: February 24, 2021

 

 

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