Coronavirus Canada Updates: 153 new cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Fewer than 2,600 COVID-19 infections logged in Ontario as testing slumps
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Fewer than 2,600 COVID-19 infections logged in Ontario as testing slumps

The City of Hamilton says there are 1,139 people who have COVID-19 in the area.

The city has seen 5,311 cases of the virus since the pandemic began. Of those, 3,973 people have recovered and 147 people have died.

There were 153 new cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton as of Thursday.

Hamilton Health Sciences is caring for 43 patients with COVID-19. Another 14 people with the virus are being cared for at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

A student at Billy Greene Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, as did a student at Michaelle Jean Elementary School.

The schools say students and staff members associated with each confirmed case will self-isolate for 14 days.

The outbreak at Frank Panabaker North School has been declared as over.

One person at Frank’s No Frills has tested positive for COVID-19, according to parent company Loblaw’s online database.

The worker was last in the store, which is located at 675 Rymal Road East, on Dec. 17.

That is a different store than Franco’s No Frills, which is located at 640 Queenston Road. Their location was charged by Hamilton bylaw officers on Sunday for breaking COVID-19 rules amidst an outbreak. The outbreak had been declared two days earlier.

The latest employee to test positive did so on Wednesday. The City of Hamilton says their outbreak has increased to 12 staff who have been infected. CBC News has reached out to Loblaw for any updated information.

The outbreak at Ridgeview Long Term Care Home has been declared as over.

An outbreak at Villa Italia Retirement Residence has been declared, starting Dec. 23, with one staff member testing positive.

There are 219 people infected at Grace Villa, which includes 141 residents and 78 staff. Twenty-nine people have died since the outbreak was declared on Nov. 25.

The outbreak at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre has infected 94 people with the virus. Of these, 44 are patients, 48 are staff, and two are learners. Eight people have died, says the city.

According to numbers released by the Shalom Village Nursing home on Wednesday, there are 148 people infected with the virus as a result of their outbreak.

Sixty-seven staff have tested positive, and 18 are recovered, the home says.

There are nine resident cases in the category of apartments/assisted living. Sixty-nine positive tests are associated with the long-term care portion. Three essential caregivers have also tested positive.

Four residents are in hospital, according to a letter by Dr. Larry Levin, the interim CEO of Shalom Village.

The city says nine people have died in connection with the outbreak.


Public health officials recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases in Brant and Brantford over the past 24 hours.

The area has seen 784 confirmed cases throughout the pandemic, including 112 that are active and 667 that are resolved.

Six people with the virus are currently hospitalized and five have died.


Haldimand and Norfolk counties have seen a total of 835 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

Eighty-two of those cases are active, while 714 are recovered. There have been 109 new cases reported in the past 14 days.

There are 34 COVID-19 related deaths in the counties.


Public health officials in the Niagara region recorded 57 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The region has a total of 3,292 cases, including 647 that are active and 2,546 that are resolved. The number of people who have had COVID-19 and died in Niagara is 99.

There are 18 active outbreaks.

Two team members at a St. Catharines’ Real Canadian Superstore have tested positive.

The store is located at 411 Louth Street. The workers last worked there on Dec. 13 and Dec. 17.

There are 80 more COVID-19 cases in Halton, bringing the total case count to 5,304.

Of those, 477 cases are active and 4,727 are resolved.

There have been 100 deaths, which is four more than yesterday.

There are 97 active cases in Burlington.

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