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COVID-19: Outbreak at Ancaster LTC claims two more lives



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COVID-19: Outbreak at Ancaster LTC claims two more lives

Hamilton’s Public Health Services (PHS) is reporting two more COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday (Nov. 11) bringing the toll to 58 locally.

PHS confirmed that two residents of Chartwell Willowgrove Retirement Residence in Ancaster passed away this week. The first was a woman in her early 90s who died on Monday and the other a man in his early 90s who died on Tuesday.

This outbreak at Chartwell Willowgrove has claimed the lives of seven residents and has sickened close to 60 staff members and residents.

Also on Wednesday, the are 44 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city bringing the total to 2,262, with 1,820 having been resolved (approximately 81 per cent).

According to the data, there is believed to be 382 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment.

The number of active outbreaks in Hamilton is 20 after an outbreak at Villa Italia Retirement Residence on the West Mountain was declared over, but a new outbreak at Good Shepherd Women’s Services was reported after a resident tested positive for the virus.

The Provincial data shows that there are currently 38 cases of COVID-19 being reported in 27 schools across Hamilton.

There are currently 18 people being treated for COVID-19 in Hamilton hospitals and to date, local assessment centres have completed 116,103 COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 1,426 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, marking a new daily record.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 468 new cases in Peel Region, 384 in Toronto, and 180 in York Region.

Ontario also reported 15 new deaths due to the virus.

The province says it has conducted 36,707 tests since the last daily report.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press


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