COVID-19: Hamilton report 16 new cases over the weekend

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Published August 17, 2020 at 6:05 pm

As of Monday (August 17), there have been 947 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since it was first reported here in March.

As of Monday (August 17), there have been 947 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since it was first reported here in March.

Since the City of Hamilton last reported the numbers on Friday (August 14), there are 16 new cases of the virus.

The City’s statistics show that the majority of the latest cases have been found in the younger people in the last 10 days.

The 0 to 10 age cohort accounts for 16 per cent of recent positive cases and it’s the same percentage for the 10 to 19 age group.

Far and away the age group with the most cases in Hamilton is among the 20 to 29 cohort, accounting for 21 per cent of the City’s overall case count.

Hamilton’s death toll remains at 45.

The number of resolved cases is up to 856, which represents roughly 90 per cent Hamilton’s overall cases.

The City reports that there are just 46 active COVID-19 cases in the community at this point in time.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 83 more resolved cases of the virus.

The total number of cases now stands at 40,745, which includes 2,789 deaths and 37,036 cases marked as resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 31 of Ontario’s 34 public health regions reported five or fewer cases.

Elliott says 21 health units reported no new cases at all on Monday.

The province completed more 25,567 tests in the previous day.

— With a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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