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A bad weekend for new COVID cases in Ontario


A bad weekend for new COVID cases in Ontario

Ontario reported 1242 new COVID Cases overnight bringing the average number of cases for the past seven days above 1100.There were 12 deaths recorded bringing the seven day average for deaths above 13. Hospitalizations actually dropped by seven cases to 367. ICU patients dropped by 2 to 84.

Yesterday Hamilton set a new single day record for COVID 19 cases with 72 positive tests reported. There was an outbreak involving 3 staff at Hats Off Group Home and an outbreak involving one staffer at Alexander Place Long Term Care bringing to five the number of outbreaks reported in Hamilton over the weekend. The most serious outbreak was at St. Joseph’s Villa(Birch Unit-North Tower) Long Term Care Home where 8 residents and four staff tested positive. The number of hospitalizations in Hamilton was unchanged at 7. No deaths were reported in Hamilton.

In Halton the situation eased somewhat from the previous 2 days with 46 new cases reported—21 of them in Oakville, 10 in Milton and Burlington and 5 in Halton Hills. Hospitalizations in Halton were unchanged at 15 and there were no deaths.

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