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Hamilton reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, EOC boss says current case rate ‘isn’t a great indicator’

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COVID-19 vaccination efforts which ramp up next week, the city’s emergency operations centre (EOC) boss says current case metrics are not great signs for staying out of another lockdown amid the pandemic.EOC director Paul Johnson says recent bumps in a number of key epidemiological measurements, including case rates, the reproductive numbers and the number of active outbreaks, could put staying in the ‘red – control’ level of the province’s COVID-19 response framework at risk.“So it is concerning,” Johnson said in an update on Friday.

Ontario reports 1,371 new coronavirus cases, 18 more deaths “We’ve seen a steady growth in that number per 100,000 and the reproductive number, that was just released based on seven days yesterday, still.

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