COVID-19: Hamilton reports 56 new cases, two deaths as Ontario hits new record

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Published December 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm

The City of Hamilton is reporting 56 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths associated with the virus on Tuesday (Dec. 15).

The death toll climbed to 121 after a woman in her 90s, who was a resident of St. Joseph’s Villa, passed away on Dec. 11 and a man in his 80s who was a resident of Shalom Village died on Sunday (Dec. 13), a spokesperson from Hamilton’s Public Health Services confirmed.

The total number of Hamilton cases is 4,368, with 3,431 (79 per cent) having been resolved. According to the City’s website, there are 779 active cases in the community.

There are 23 active outbreaks in the community at the moment, after one was declared at Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School in lower Stoney Creek when two staff members tested positive for the virus.

Forty-nine people with COVID-19 are being treated in Hamilton hospitals currently.

According to data on the province’s website, there are 75 confirmed cases among staff and students at 43 schools across the city.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting a new single-day record of 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and 20 new deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 711 cases were in Toronto, 586 in Peel Region, 185 in Windsor-Essex, and 154 in York Region.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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