COVID-19: Outbreak among staff at Italian restaurant declared as Hamilton adds 43 new cases


Published November 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Hamilton is reporting 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday (Nov. 2) bringing the local case count to 1,869.

There are also several new outbreaks of the virus being reported at long-term care facilities and workplaces throughout the city.

Service Ontario in Dundas and Lululemon in Lime Ridge Mall are reporting two cases each among staff members while Castelli Cucina Restaurant on James North is reporting three staff cases.

Outbreaks have been declared Shalom Village and Baywoods Place long-term care homes are reporting a case each among staff.

The situation has worsened at Chartwell Willowgrove Long-Term Care Residence where that outbreak is now up to 40 cases: 22 residents and 18 staff members.

In total, there are 11 active outbreaks in the community at the moment as the number of active cases in the community is up to 198, according to data on the City of Hamilton’s COVID-19 website supplied by Public Health Services (PHS).

There are 37 confirmed cases of the virus among staff and students at 24 schools across the city.

The number of resolved cases is up to 1,620, accounting for approximately 87 per cent of overall cases, and there have been 48 COVID-19-related deaths in Hamilton.

Local assessment centres have conducted 108,382 tests.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 948 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, and seven new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 315 cases are in Toronto, 269 in Peel Region, 81 in York Region and 64 in Ottawa.

The province says it has conducted 27,908 tests since the last daily report.

In total, 328 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 75 in intensive care.

— Photo and a file from The Canadian Press

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