Hamilton reported four new COVID-19 outbreaks at a long-term care home, a retirement home, a retail outlet and a Service Ontario location on the weekend. The city added 60 new coronavirus cases over a three day period to bump the total number of cases during the pandemic to 1,826 as of Sunday.
Public health says the new outbreaks are at Villa Italia on Upper Paradise Road; Hamilton Continuing Care at Wentworth Street South; the Service Ontario outlet on Dundurn Street and the Lululemon Athletica in Limeridge Mall.
Public health is now dealing with nine active outbreaks involving 50 people as of Sunday at:
three long-term care homes, including Wentworth Lodge, Chartwell Willowgrove, Hamilton Continuing Care
one retirement home (Villa Italia)
one church (Restoration Full Gospel Church)
one school (St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary)
one heavy equipment company (SkyLift Rentals)
one retailer (Lululemon Athletica – Limeridge Mall)
one government organization (Service Ontario – 50 Dundurn Street)
The outbreak at Chartwell Willowgrove on Old Mohawk Road grew over the weekend, adding another 13 positive cases. The outbreak now involves 35 people: 19 residents and 16 staff members.
Outbreaks declared over on the weekend include three institutions: Dundurn Place Care Centre; Cardinal residences; and Macassa Lodge. An outbreak involving six members of a local basketball team was also declared over.
Hamilton has 171 active cases with three people in hospital with COVID-19.
Thirty-three per cent (69) of the city’s 209 new coronavirus cases in the last 10 days have been among people under the age of 30.
During that time, 42.1 per cent (88) of the new cases were acquired through a close contact.
Since the pandemic began Hamilton has had 48 virus-related deaths.
Halton Region reports 46 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend
Public Health Halton says the region now has 2,202 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, reporting 46 new cases over the weekend.
Halton reported two new outbreaks at the Chartwell Brant Centre long-term care home in Burlington and the Revera Trafalgar Lodge retirement home in Oakville. No details were released by public health on how many people have been affected by the outbreaks.