Number of resolved COVID-19 cases in Hamilton is up to 60 per cent

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The City of Hamilton is reporting 439 cases of COVID-19 in the community as of Friday (May) — that’s up eight cases in 24 hours.

The city's death toll remains at 20.

The number of confirmed cases in Hamilton sits at 432 while there are seven probable.

Hamilton’s percentage of resolved cases continues to rise. There are 261 -- up eight in 24 hours -- cases that have now been resolved -- 60 per cent of all cases in the city (it was 59 per cent Thursday).

Also, 66 of Hamilton's current cases are associated with active outbreaks at long-term care and congregate facilities across the city, of which there are 13.

As of Thursday, the outbreak at Good Shepherd's Men's Shelter, in the city's downtown, has been declared over. In that outbreak, which was declared April 19, one resident tested positive for the virus.

There are currently 30 people being treated for COVID-19 in Hamilton hospitals -- that's three more than the day before.

Ontario is reporting 421 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and 39 more deaths, while the growth rate of cases moved slightly lower.

The province has now seen 16,608 cases, an increase of 2.6 per cent over the previous day. That's down from the 2.9 per cent growth rate on Thursday, as the province looks for a consistent two-to-four weeks of declines before starting to reopen the economy.

The new data Friday includes 1,121 deaths and 10,825 resolved cases.

The number of tests performed over the past 24 hours jumped by 3,604, to 16,532 tests completed. Another 11,859 were listed as under investigation.

That increase comes after the province pledged to reach 14,000 test per day by Wednesday, but fell short of that deadline.

The government had previously promised to reach 18,900 tests a day by mid-April.

-With a file from The Canadian Press, photo is also courtesy CP

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