Latest: Hamilton reporting just two new cases of COVID-19

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Published August 19, 2020 at 5:49 pm

As of Wednesday (August 19), there have been 953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton — this is two more cases than Tuesday’s reporting.

As of Wednesday (August 19), there have been 953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton — this is two more cases than Tuesday’s reporting.

The City of Hamilton reports that 862 of the community’s cases have been resolved, accounting for approximately 91 per cent of overall cases locally.

There have been 45 deaths associated with the virus in Hamilton.

According to local public health data, there are 46 active COVID-19 cases in the community currently though no active outbreaks of the virus are being reported at any long-term care or congregate facilities.

Approximately 21 per cent of cases that have been confirmed in the last ten days have been among the 10 to 19 age group, while the 20 to 29 age group has had the highest overall number of cases, with that cohort representing 21 per cent of Hamilton’s overall cases.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 40,972.

That includes 2,792 deaths — down one from the previous day due to a duplicate entry that was removed during a data clean-up, according to the province.

There were also 89 newly resolved cases on Wednesday, bringing that total to 37,215.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health regions reported five or fewer new cases on Wednesday, while 17 reported none.

Elliott said the numbers of hospitalizations, admissions to intensive care and patients on ventilators were all stable.

The province was able to complete 25,642 tests in the previous day.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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