COVID-19: Hamilton reporting 37 new cases

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Published October 26, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Hamilton is reporting 37 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Oct. 26) bringing the city’s totals number of cases to 1,698.

This comes a day after the province reported more than 1,000 new cases and hinted that more Ontario regions could be facing further public health restrictions.

As of Monday, the local death toll remains 48 and the number of resolved cases is up to 1,485, accounting for approximately 88 per cent of overall cases in Hamilton.

According to data supplied by Hamilton’s Public Health Services on the City of Hamilton’s COVID-19 website, there is believed to be 162 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment.

The number of active outbreaks in the community is down slightly from last week to 10. Outbreaks at Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School, the Foot Locker store in Lime Ridge Mall and I.H. Mission Services were declared over on Monday.

There have been 102,959 COVID-19 tests completed at local assessment centres since they first opened in the spring.

According to local COVID-19 demographic data, in the last 10 days, 26 per cent of the newly confirmed cases are among people in the 20 to 29 age group, although those in the 50 to 59 account 17 per cent of new cases locally.

Ontario’s COVID-19 numbers

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 851 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, and six new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 281 cases are in Toronto, 215 in Peel Region, 90 in York Region and 76 in Ottawa.

The province says it has conducted 28,652 tests since the last daily report, with an additional 17,603 being processed.

The province broke its record for the most daily COVID-19 cases both days this weekend, recording 978 cases on Saturday and 1,042 on Sunday.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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