COVID-19: Hamilton reports 34 new cases, one new outbreak

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Published October 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

The City of Hamilton is reporting 34 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community on Tuesday (Oct. 20).

As of Tuesday, the City’s total case count is up to 1,559, with 47 people having died as a result of the virus.

On Monday, Hamilton’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, told members of the media that the City’s average number of daily cases had seen a significant drop over the weekend, fall from 28 on Friday to 18.

The number of resolved cases is up to 1,364, accounting for approximately 88 per cent local cases.

The number of active cases in the community has gone down this week, with the City’s COVID-19 website reporting that there are 146 at the moment.

Last week, that number hovered close to 200 at one point.

The number of outbreaks in Hamilton is up to 11 after an outbreak was declared at a retirement home in Dundas.

To date, Hamilton’s COVID-19 assessment centres have conducted 98,428 tests.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 821 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and three new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 327 cases are in Toronto, 136 in Peel Region, 79 in Ottawa, and 64 in York Region.

The province says it has a backlog of 24,129 tests, and has conducted 24,049 tests since the last daily report.

In total, 274 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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