COVID-19: Hamilton reporting 23 new cases since Friday

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Published September 8, 2020 at 7:04 pm

The City of Hamilton is reporting as of Tuesday (Sept. 8), that there have been 1,015 cases of COVID-19 in the community since March when it was first confirmed here.

The City of Hamilton is reporting as of Tuesday (Sept. 8), that there have been 1,015 cases of COVID-19 in the community since March when it was first confirmed here.

Since Friday (Sept 4), when the data was last updated, this marks an increase of 23 newly confirmed cases in Hamilton.

The local death COVID-19-related death toll remains unchanged at 45. The last death associated with the virus was reported in the last week of July.

Hamilton’s rate of resolved cases stands at 87 per cent, with 881 of local cases having been confirmed as resolved.

The City’s numbers show that there are 89 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment.

Twenty-three per cent of confirmed cases in the last 10 days has bee among the 30 to 39 age group.

Last week, Hamilton’s Public Health Services (PHS) announced that they would be taking a different approach to reporting local COVID-19 data after the adoption of the provincially mandated case and contact management system presented several issues.

As a result, Public Health Services will be implementing some changes to the publishing of data, effective immediately, to help ensure consistency and allow for the longer time periods required for manual review of data,” PHS said in a press release last week.

“The most significant change will result in a 48-hour delay in reporting daily case counts, deaths, exposure acquisition, sex, age, and severity.”

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 375 new cases of COVID-19 over the past two days.

There were also 238 cases newly marked as resolved on Sunday and Monday in the provincewide report.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 185 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 190 recorded the day before.

The province is reporting two days worth of data Tuesday because of the holiday weekend.

The total number of cases in Ontario now stands at 43,536, which includes 2,813 deaths and 39,196 cases marked as resolved.

The province was able to complete nearly 45,000 tests over the past two days.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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