COVID-19: Hamilton notes 12 new cases as neighbouring regions report dozens more

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Published September 14, 2020 at 6:23 pm

As of Monday (Sept. 14), the City of Hamilton is reporting that there has been 1,038 cases of COVID-19 in the community since it was first reported here in March.

As of Monday (Sept. 14), the City of Hamilton is reporting that there has been 1,038 cases of COVID-19 in the community since it was first reported here in March.

There are 12 newly confirmed cases since the city last updated the local data on Friday.

Hamilton’s death toll is 45, a number that has not changed since the last reported COVID-19-related death in the last week of July.

Approximately 87 per cent of local cases are considered resolved, which accounts for 907 of Hamilton’s overall case count.

Thirty-six per cent of those who have tested positive for the virus locally in the last ten days belong to the 10 to 19 age group, though the group with the most cases overall remains those in the 20 to 29 cohort, who account for 21 per cent of total local cases.

The number of new cases in Hamilton is far below neighbouring regions who are seeing, almost daily, dozens of new cases.

In fact, Ontario is reporting 313 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and one new death from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says that nearly 80 per cent of Ontario’s cases are from three regions.

She says Toronto is reporting 112 cases, 71 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa.

Elliott says that almost 70 per cent of Monday’s cases are in people under the age of 40.

Ontario reported two new cases of COVID-19 in schools, one in Mississauga and one in Pembroke, Ont., according to the government’s website.

Four school boards also reported new cases of the novel coronavirus not posted on the government page. Halton District School Board had two new cases, according to its COVID-19 advisory page.

There were also 133 cases newly marked as resolved over the past 24 hours.

The total number of cases in Ontario now stands at 44,817, which includes 2,816 deaths and 39,974 cases classified as resolved.

— with a file from the Canadian Press

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