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5 COVID-related deaths in Halton and Hamilton as dozens of outbreaks hit long-term care centres

5 COVID-related deaths in Halton and Hamilton as dozens of outbreaks hit long-term care centres

Halton Public health is reporting 836 new COVID cases for an active case total of 4,151. There were four additional deaths reported in Halton bringing the total to 250 since the pandemic began. There are 11 outbreaks in Halton—10 in long-term care settings. Halton hospitals are caring for 69 COVID patients—12 in ICU.

Hamilton Public Health reported 530 new cases for an active case total of 7577. Hospitalizations actually declined by 15 to 248 with 33 in ICU. There was one death at Hamilton General. There are 65 outbreaks underway in Hamilton—46 of them in Long-term care homes, shelters or group homes. Both HHSC and St Joes are dealing with outbreaks. The Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre has 31 persons testing positive, and an outbreak at the Wellington nursing home has affected 21 staff and 21 residents.

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