COVID-19: Hamilton reports 9 new cases as provincial tally grows by 554

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Published September 29, 2020 at 6:26 pm

As of Tuesday (Sept. 29), there have been 1,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since the virus was first reported here in March.

As of Tuesday (Sept. 29), there have been 1,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since the virus was first reported here in March.

According to data updated by the City of Hamilton, this is nine newly confirmed cases of the virus since Monday when it was last updated.

There have been 46 COVID-19-related deaths in the community and 1,002 local cases (87 per cent) have been resolved.

The City’s website says that there are believed to be 102 known active cases in the community at the moment.

Two long-term care and congregate care facilities in Hamilton are currently reporting outbreaks of the virus. In both cases, one staff member of the facilities has tested positive for the virus so far.

Approximately 25 per cent of COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed locally in the last 10 days are in people in the 20 to 29 age group.

To date, 77,305 COVID-19 tests have been completed at local assessment centres since March.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting an increase of 554 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and four deaths related to the virus.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is up to 51,085 and 2,844 virus-related deaths.

This comes a day after the province reported a record daily increase of 700 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the number of resolved cases is up by 323, bringing that total to 43,450.

The province is reporting that nearly 38,400 COVID-19 tests were completed.

Ontario’s COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ continue to drive up the numbers, with Toronto reporting 251 new cases, Ottawa reporting 106 and the Peel Region confirming 79 new cases.

The York Region is also seeing a slight uptick in the number of newly confirmed cases with 43 Tuesday and 56 on Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott Tweeted Tuesday morning that 62 per cent of new cases are in people under the age of 40.

Across the province, there are currently 137 people hospitalized with the virus, with 30 being treated in the ICU and 16 on ventilators.

The province is also reporting 64 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 37 among students.

In Hamilton, a student at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School has tested positive, as as a student at R L Hyslop Elementary School and a teacher at Guardian Angel Catholic ES.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 250 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly-funded schools.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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