LATEST: Most of Hamilton’s COVID-19 cases have been among twenty somethings

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Published June 8, 2020 at 8:16 pm

The City of Hamilton is reporting that there are 742 cases of COVID-19 in the community, up by eight cases from Sunday’s reporting.

The City of Hamilton is reporting that there are 742 cases of COVID-19 in the community, up by eight cases from Sunday’s reporting.

Of those cases, 735 are confirmed and seven are probable.

There have been 41 deaths related to the virus in Hamilton, while the number of the city’s resolved cases has climbed to 576 (approximately 78 per cent of the city’s overall cases).

There are 38 people currently being treated for the virus in Hamilton hospitals.

While the majority of COVID-19-related deaths in Hamilton have been older members of community, most of the city’s cases are concentrated among people who are age 20 to 29, according to data on the City of Hamilton’s website.

There have been 141 confirmed cases among that age group accounting for roughly 19 per cent of Hamilton’s overall case count.

The 50 to 59 age group follows closely behind with 118 cases, or 18 per cent of local cases. For those over the age of 80, those who suffer the most serious health consequences from the virus, there 113 cases among that group, or 15 per cent of the community’s infections.

Ontario reported 243 new COVID-19 cases Monday, and 24 more deaths. That brings the province to a total of 30,860 cases — an increase of 0.8 per cent over the previous day, which is the lowest growth rate since early March.

The total includes 2,450 deaths and 24,492 cases that have been resolved — 240 more than the previous day.

Ontario also reported another drop in the number of people in hospital — from 635 to 603 — a trend over the past several days. One week ago there were about 800 people in hospital with COVID-19 and at the end of last month it was around 900.

The number of people on ventilators also dropped from 92 to 81, though the number of people in intensive care rose slightly.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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