LATEST: Hamilton has another day of no new COVID-19 cases


Published July 8, 2020 at 8:48 pm

As of Wednesday (July 8), the City of Hamilton is reporting one less case than they were on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday (July 8), the City of Hamilton is reporting one less case than they were on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the city since March currently sits at 855 — 847 are confirmed positive while there are eight probable cases.

The decrease in the reported number is not the result of a confirmed false positive: it is likely due to the discovery that one case resided outside of Hamilton or is a result of the city’s quality assurance team cleaning up the data, a representative from the City of Hamilton explained to InTheHammer.

“There is no specific reason for the decrease today, just a result from the usual process, we haven’t noticed any trends or issues, as were detected previously with false positives,” their email said.

The number of resolved cases in the community is up to 779, representing approximately 91 per cent of Hamilton’s overall case count.

The numbers show that there are fewer than 90 active COVID-19 cases in the city for the time being.

Hamilton’s COVID-19-related death toll remains at 44 — a number that hasn’t gone up since June 24.

There are currently no active outbreaks in the community and as of Tuesday, there are no patients being treated for the virus in Hamilton hospitals.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and nine new deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stands at 36,178, which includes 31,805 marked as resolved and 2,700 deaths.

The province also reported 202 newly resolved cases, and completed more than 22,832 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.

The number of people in hospital because of the virus, in intensive care units and on ventilators all slightly decreased.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 30 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer new cases, with 18 reporting none.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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