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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 6 new cases as province’s total is up by 538



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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 6 new cases as province’s total is up by 538

As of Thursday (Oct. 1), the City of Hamilton is reporting that there have been 1,166 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community since March.

This marks an increase of six new cases since the city last updated their numbers on Wednesday. The local death toll is 46.

The number of resolved cases is up to 1,020, accounting for approximately 87 per cent of local cases.

According to the City’s COVID-19 website, there is believed to be 100 known active cases in the community at the moment.

There are no new cases connected to Hamilton schools being reported on Thursday, but there are two outbreaks that were declared earlier this week at two care facilities in Hamilton where a worker at each tested positive for the virus. No new cases connected to those facilities have been confirmed.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 538 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and three new deaths related to the virus.

The province’s number of resolved cases is also up by 515.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 229 cases are being reported in Toronto, 101 cases in Peel Region, 66 in Ottawa, and 43 in York Region.

Other areas that saw a small spike in numbers on Wednesday are seeing far fewer new cases Thursday. In Halton, for instance, where 33 new cases were reported Wednesday, they are reporting just three new cases Thursday. In Durham, they are reporting 14 new cases, down from 25 the day before.

She says 60 per cent of the new cases are among people under the age of 40, although she noted Wednesday while unveiling the province’s latest COVID-19 modelling that cases are rising among all age groups.

In total, 162 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 36 in intensive care and 17 requiring a ventilator.

The province conducted 39,646 tests since the last daily report.

The latest figures mean Ontario has seen a total of 52,248 COVID-19 cases, with 2,851 deaths, and 44,422 cases resolved.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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