COVID-19: No new cases reported in Hamilton

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On Wednesday (August 26) the City of Hamilton is reporting that there have been 974 cases of COVID-19 in the community since it was first reported here earlier this year.

This means that there are no new cases since Tuesday’s reporting when there were just three new positive cases from the day before.

The number of active cases in the community has climbed in the last couple of days to 63.

Hamilton’s death toll related to the virus remains at 45 while the number of local cases that have been resolved is up to 866 — approximately 89 per cent of Hamilton’s overall case count.

Twenty-six per cent of positive cases confirmed locally in the last 10 days has been among the 20 to 29 age group, while 24 per cent have been in the 10 to 19 cohort.

Those in the 80-plus age group have not contributed to any of Hamilton’s newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in weeks.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger announced on Wednesday that he would be holding a special Mayor’s Virtual Town Hall on Thursday (August 27).

Eisenberger will be joined by the director of the city’s emergency operations centre, Paul Johnson and Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson to take questions from the public about COVID-19.

The event will be aired on Cable 14 at 7 pm and viewers are invited to call in with their questions or concerns.

When the COVID-19 lockdown began in March, these virtual Town Halls were a weekly occurrence until they were halted back in May.

This will be the first since the city started reopening.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, along with two new deaths.

The total number of cases of the novel coronavirus now stands at 41,695, which includes 2,802 deaths and 37,863 cases classified as resolved.

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