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COVID-19: Hamilton records its 60th virus-related death

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COVID-19: Hamilton records its 60th virus-related death

A woman in her late 80s who was a resident of Chartwell Willowgrove Retirement Residence in Ancaster who passed away this week is Hamilton’s 60th COVID-19-related fatality.

The woman passed away on Remembrance Day and hers was the eighth death associated with that LTC outbreak which has sickened more than 60 people. Since last Thursday, Hamilton’s death toll has climbed by 12.

On Friday (Nov. 13), Hamilton’s Public Health Services is reporting 46 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the local total to 2,341, with 1,877 having been resolved (approximately 80 per cent).

According to PHS data, the number of active cases in the community has reached a new height at 402.

Three workplace outbreaks in Hamilton have been declared over as of Thursday, one at Roma Bakery, Lululemon in Lime Ridge and Castelli Cucina Restaurant.

Two new outbreaks, however, have been declared: one at Meridian Credit Union in Stoney Creek after three staff members tested positive for the virus and the other at Jonathan’s Perron Floor Coverings where two people have confirmed cases.

This brings the total number of active outbreaks in the community to 19.

Hamilton’s COVID-19 assessment centres have completed 118,033 tests so far, and an additional 23,656 have been performed at other facilities.

Hamilton’s hospitals are currently treating 19 people for coronavirus.

According to data on the Province’s website, there are 37 cases of the virus in 26 schools in both boards across the city.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 1,396 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, with 17 deaths related to the virus.

The new case total is a decrease from Thursday’s record daily high of 1,575.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there are 440 new cases in Toronto, 440 in Peel and 155 in York Region.

Toronto is set to move to Ontario’s red zone of tiered restrictions Saturday while imposing measures of its own that will extend certain restrictions that have been in place.

Elliott also said there are 1,018 more resolved cases and 40,509 tests completed.

There are 452 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 106 in intensive care, and 67 on ventilators.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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