COVID-19: Hamilton reports 15 new cases as LTC outbreak worsens
Published October 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm
Hamilton is reporting 15 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday (Oct. 30), bringing the city’s total to 1,766.
Among these new cases is several involving the outbreak at Chartwell Willowgrove Long-Term Care residence in Ancaster where the number of cases is up to 22 (from 18 at last report), which includes 13 staff members and 9 residents.
There has also been an outbreak declared at SkyLift Rentals on the East Mountain after three employees tested positive for coronavirus.
The number of active outbreaks in the city is nine.
Of the total number of cases in the community, 1,551 are considered resolved, accounting for 88 per cent of all cases and 48 people have died locally as a result of the virus.
According to data supplied by Hamilton’s Public Health Services, there is believed to be 164 active cases in Hamilton at the moment.
To date, Hamilton’s assessment centres have completed 106,364 COVID-19 tests.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported 896 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and nine new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said 314 of the new cases are in Toronto, 173 are in Peel Region, 115 are in York Region and 92 are in Ottawa.
There are 796 newly resolved cases, and the province says it completed more than 41,000 tests in the previous 24 hours.
Across the province, 314 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 75 people in intensive care and 52 of them on ventilators.
The new numbers come a day after health officials suggested the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing in Ontario, even as they warned the situation could quickly worsen again.
A panel of health officials said their latest modelling shows the province appears to be moving away from the worst-case scenario and is expected to settle into a range of 800 to 1,200 new daily cases for the next several weeks.
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