Hamilton has 369 cases of COVID-19, two “emerging” outbreaks: public health – Hamilton

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Hamilton, Ont., Reported 369 total cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, with 364 confirmed and five probable cases.

There were no new deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday. The city still has 17.

Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s medical officer of health, confirmed that there was a new outbreak at the West 5th Street campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare where two healthcare workers tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s Healthcare also confirms that an outbreak has been reported in two separate units on its Charlton campus, two health workers having tested positive in one unit and four health workers having tested positive in a second unit.

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Richardson, in its update on Friday, there were two other “emerging” outbreaks in Hamilton, one involving St. Joseph’s Villa and the other at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Center where an inmate was tested. COVID-19 positive.

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Hamilton Health Sciences announced on Thursday the closure of 3 palliative care units west and 3 east of Saint-Pierre hospital after two patients and two health care workers tested positive for the new coronavirus in a palliative care unit who declared an epidemic on Monday.

Seven of the 17 deaths in the city are linked to the epidemic at Cardinal Seniors’ Residence, and four others related to the Heritage Green nursing home in Stoney Creek.

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Twenty-six people are hospitalized in Hamilton for treatment for the virus: eight in St Joseph’s and 18 in Hamilton Health Sciences facilities.

Ninety cases in the city are considered community-acquired infections with no connection to someone known to have the virus.

Richardson says 186 cases have been resolved.

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Niagara Health Reports 427 Cases of COVID-19

On Friday, the Niagara region reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, more than double the seven cases reported by public health on Thursday.

The total number of cases in the region is 427, of which more than a third, 161, have recovered.

The region has 37 deaths, including 31 related to residents of long-term care homes or residences for the elderly.

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The region has COVID-19 outbreaks in two retirement homes – Lundy Manor in Niagara Falls and Seasons in Welland – and three nursing homes.

These nursing homes are Royal Rose Place and Woodlands of Sunset in Welland, as well as Henley House in St Catharines.

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Niagara Health says hatching continues at two units at its St. Catharines General site, including one declared on Wednesday.

The agency said 28 people who tested positive for coronavirus died in their hospitals.

Haldimand-Norfolk with 31 deaths linked to the new coronavirus

On April 24, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) reported 174 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The total number of deaths reported in the region is now 31, with the Anson Place retirement / care home accounting for 27 deaths in the region.

Halton Region Has 415 New Coronavirus Cases

On Friday, the Halton region reported 415 new confirmed cases of coronavirus with 55 cases considered probable, according to public health.

The region has 19 deaths related to COVID-19 and 10 at the Mountainview retirement home in Halton Hills.

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Seventy-one of the region’s cases are related to retirement and long-term care homes, with Mountainview accounting for 63 of these cases.

There are outbreaks in four retirement homes, three long-term care homes, a group home in the Central West and Joseph Brant Hospital.

Public health reports that 217 cases recovered on April 24.

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Brant County with 84 COVID-19 cases

The Brant County Health Unit says there are 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, five of which are currently hospitalized for the virus.

The region kills three.

Fifty-seven of the region’s positive cases have been resolved.

The county reported a second outbreak on Thursday at the St. Joseph’s Lifecare Center in Brantford due to a new case of a staff member.

The hospital originally declared an epidemic on April 2 after a healthcare worker tested positive for the virus. This epidemic was declared ended on April 12.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

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Health authorities warn against all international travel. Return travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, starting March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to provide self-isolation for people returning to the region.

Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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