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COVID-19: Three residents of Hamilton LTC where outbreak rages have died



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COVID-19: Three residents of Hamilton LTC where outbreak rages have died

Three more people in Hamilton have died as a result of COVID-19, the city’s Public Health Services (PHS) confirmed on Thursday (Nov. 5).

Hamilton’s COVID-19-related death toll climbed to 51 after three residents of Ancaster’s Chartwell Willowgrove Long Term Care residence passed away earlier this week.

According to PHS, a woman in her early 100s and a man in his late 70s died on Tuesday (Nov. 3) and a man in his mid-80s died on Monday (Nov. 2).

The outbreak at the Ancaster LTC has infected a total of 46 people — 20 staff members and 26 residents.

One new outbreak has been declared at Amica Retirement Residence in Dundas after a staff member tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of active outbreaks in the community at the moment to 15.

Meanwhile, PHS is reporting 36 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Hamilton, bringing the city’s total to 1,972 as the number of resolved cases is up to 1,683, accounting for 85 per cent of overall cases locally.

According to the data, it is believed that there are currently 236 active cases in the community at the moment.

As of Thursday, 111,405 COVID-19 tests have been completed at Hamilton’s assessment centres.

On Thursday, Ontario is reporting 998 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths related to the virus.

The province says it completed nearly 35,800 tests since the last daily update, an increase of 7,200 from the previous report.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 350 new cases in Toronto, 269 in Peel Region and 71 in York Region.

She says 948 cases were reported as resolved since the last daily report.

Ontario is reporting 381 patients in hospital due to COVID-19, 86 in intensive care, and 48 on a ventilator.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press


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