Hamilton Public Health Services is reporting a new single-day record of 247 cases of COVID-19.
The previous single-day record of 201 new cases was on Wednesday of this week.
Two additional deaths linked to the virus were recorded in the last 24 hours.
The latest deaths bring to 343 the number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.
There are 1,309 active cases of COVID-19 in the city.
144 people hospitalized with COVID-19
At St. Joseph’s Healthcare, there are 42 patients currently admitted with confirmed COVID-19.
There are three staff and physicians with confirmed COVID-19 while 45 staff and physicians are self-isolating.
At Hamilton Health Sciences, there are 78 patients with confirmed COVID-19.
There are 21 staff and physicians with confirmed COVID-19 while 141 staff and physicians are self-isolating.
Meanwhile, HPHS is reporting 37 COVID-19 outbreaks in the city.
Two new outbreaks were declared on Thursday as follows:
- Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton —Strathcona Elementary School site.
- Eaglewood Place
Meanwhile, the following outbreaks have been declared over:
- Jayne Industries Inc.
- Carrington Place Retirement Home.
- Denninger’s Foods of the World — Hamilton Mountain.
- Bellstone Christian School — Mount Hope.
- Strathcona Elementary School.
- Cathedral High School.
- Lawfield Elementary School.
A total of 145,321 doses of vaccines have been administered as of the end of day April 15, according to Hamilton Public Health Services.
Brant/Brantford has 288 active cases, according to data online. There were 42 new cases over the last 24 hours.
There have been 2,292 cases since March 2020 and 14 deaths. There are 10 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
A total of 1,990 cases have been marked as resolved.
There have been 38,516 doses of the vaccine administered.
Haldimand and Norfolk counties are reporting a total of 235 active cases of COVID-19, with 34 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
There have been 1,949 cases throughout the pandemic. Of those, 1,669 have recovered.
The local public health unit has linked the virus to 40 deaths.
There have been 29,629 doses of the vaccine administered.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Halton rose by 83 over the past 24 hours, for a total of 13,089 so far.
Data indicates there are currently 1,045 active cases.
Fifty-two of the new cases reported were in Burlington, which has seen 3,179 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. There are 219 active cases in the city.
A total of 206 people across the region have died after being infected with the virus, 51 of them in Burlington.
The region has seen a total of 1,965 variant cases.
There have been 133,423 doses of the vaccine administered in Halton.
Niagara is reporting 154 new cases of COVID-19. The region has seen 11,667 cases over the course of the pandemic, including 1,405 that are active.
A total of 379 deaths have been linked to the virus over the course of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, 9,883 cases are now marked as resolved.
There have been 125,206 doses of the vaccine administered in Niagara.
Six Nations of the Grand River is reporting 10 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 453 total cases, and 433 are resolved. Ten people have died.
A total of 2,211 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 676 people have received both doses.
Ontario logs 4,812 new cases of COVID-19
Ontario reported 4,812 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most ever on a single day, marking three straight days of new peaks. Admissions to hospitals climbed to 1,955, while the number of people being treated for COVID-related illnesses in intensive care rose to 701, both all-time highs since the pandemic began.
According to Critical Care Services Ontario, a government agency that compiles a daily report for hospitals, 74 more people with COVID-19 were admitted to ICUs on Thursday alone, again the highest number ever on a single day in the province.
Public health units also reported the deaths of 25 more people with COVID-19, bringing the official toll to 7,664. The seven-day average of deaths is up to 21.7 per day, a new third-wave peak. The seven-day average for daily deaths reached its highest point of more than 60 in mid-January, before most residents of long-term care and retirement homes had been vaccinated.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said this week that the province is trying to open up hundreds of additional ICU beds in coming days and weeks.