LATEST: COVID-19 claims the life of another former resident of The Rosslyn


Published June 24, 2020 at 5:51 pm

The City of Hamilton has confirmed that another resident of The Rosslyn has died as a result of COVID-19.

The City of Hamilton has confirmed that another resident of The Rosslyn has died as a result of COVID-19.

On Wednesday (June 24) the city is reporting that there have been 44 deaths in the community as a result of the virus.

The latest fatality is an 87-year-old woman who was a resident of the East Hamilton retirement home that has been hit hard by COVID-19.

The woman passed away in hospital on Tuesday. She is the 16th fatality associated with the outbreak at the long-term care facility that was declared last month.

Earlier this month, the provincial body overseeing long-term care homes across Ontario revoked The Rosslyn’s licence to operate.

As of Wednesday, the City of Hamilton is reporting that there are 814 cases of COVID-19 in the community — 805 confirmed and nine probable — which is seven more cases from Tuesday’s reporting.

There are 720 cases in Hamilton that have been resolved so far, accounting for approximately 89 per cent of the community’s overall case count. The numbers show that there are fewer than 100 active cases of the virus in the community for the moment.

There are presently 16 people being treated for the virus in Hamilton hospitals while there are currently no active outbreaks occurring at any local long-term and congregate care facilities.

Ontario is reporting 163 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and 12 more deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 34,016 cases, including 2,631 deaths and 29,336 resolved cases.

That’s 229 more resolved cases than the previous day, resuming a trend Ontario has seen over a couple of weeks of resolved cases growing more quickly than active ones, except for one day Tuesday.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19, and those in intensive care and on ventilators all dropped, with the latter two figures falling to their lowest levels since the province started publicly reporting them at the beginning of April.

Ontario extended its state of emergency today to July 15, which Premier Doug Ford has said is hopefully the last extension.

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