LATEST: One more COVID-19-related death reported in Hamilton

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Published May 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm

The City of Hamilton is reporting just three new cases of COVID-19 in the community, bringing the city’s total to 664, as of Thursday (May 28) — 657 confirmed and seven probable.

The City of Hamilton is reporting just three new cases of COVID-19 in the community, bringing the city’s total to 664, as of Thursday (May 28) — 657 confirmed and seven probable.

There has been one new death reported since Wednesday’s numbers were released, which makes Hamilton’s death toll 35.

Of that toll, at least seven fatalities have been among residents of The Rosslyn Retirement Home in East Hamilton where an outbreak of the virus earlier this month forced the evacuation of the long-term care facility and saw more than 80 people test positive for COVID-19.

Details of the latest fatality have not yet been disclosed.

There are currently six active outbreaks at long-term care or congregate care facilities across Hamilton, according to the data shared daily on the city’s COVID-19 website.

The last two outbreaks were declared last weekend and several older outbreaks have been declared over during the course of the week.

There have been 444 COVID-19 cases in Hamilton that have been resolved, accounting for 67 per cent of all cases in the city, so far.

The number of patients being treated in Hamilton hospitals appears to be declining slowly: right now 61 people are being treated in local hospitals whereas this time last week, more than 70 were hospitalized locally.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 383 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, and 34 more deaths.

The new cases represent a jump after several consecutive days of fewer than 300 new cases.

It brings the provincial total to 26,866, an increase of 1.4 per cent over the previous day. The total includes 2,189 deaths and 20,673 resolved cases.

The number of tests reported also jumped to 17,615, from 15,133 the previous day.

— With a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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