COVID-19: Hamilton surpasses 1,000 confirmed cases

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Published September 2, 2020 at 7:21 pm

As of Wednesday (September 2), there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since the first case was reported here March 11.

As of Wednesday (September 2), there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since the first case was reported here March 11.

The City of Hamilton reports that there have been 1,003 cases of the virus so far in the city, which is four new cases since Tuesday.

Since the last week of July, Hamilton’s death toll has remained at 45.

Approximately 87 per cent of local cases have been resolved, accounting for 876 of the city’s overall case count.

Just under 150 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Hamilton since March.

Data shows that there are 82 active cases in the community right now, while no outbreaks have been declared at any long-term or congregate care facilities in more than a month.

Younger people are still accounting for a majority of confirmed cases in the last 10 days in Hamilton with those in the 10 to 19 age group making up 42 per cent.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 133 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

There were also 137 cases newly marked as resolved.

The total number of cases now stands at 42,554, which includes 2,812 deaths and 38,506 cases marked as resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 29 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer new cases, and 21 are reporting none.

The province was able to complete 24,004 tests over the previous day.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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