“We’re just holding our own, we have to continue to see this level stay or better yet, bring those numbers down even more. ”
She also explained that an earlier increase in cases may have been linked to Thanksgiving weekend celebrations, but that impact appears to be fading.
Hamilton has 162 active cases and a total of 1,698 since the start of the pandemic according to city data. Public health reports that the virus killed 48 people while 1,456 people survived.
While some people still ignore pandemic-era rules like physical distancing or mandatory indoor masking, Richardson said compliance was good overall and there had been fewer large gatherings.
“We could easily go back to the habits we used to do before COVID-19 and we know how difficult it is,” Richardson said.
“The changes that you are making, everyone is making, are helping Hamilton maintain our restrictions. “
4 cases of COVID-19 students in Hamilton
Four students from Hamilton schools received COVID-19 on Monday and over the weekend.
A second student at Dundas Valley High School is carrying the virus, but the Hamilton Public School Board said in a letter to families on Monday that the student was not in the building when there was a risk of ‘exposure.
“As such, HPHS considers the risk to other students and staff to be low,” the note from Principal Gail Cipriani read.
The other three student cases of COVID-19 are in Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board schools.
A student at St. John Henry Newman Catholic High School who tested positive Monday was the last to attend school on Friday. A student at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School, who also tested positive on Monday, was last in class on Thursday.
The COVID-19 case of a student at Bishop Ryan Catholic High School arrived on Saturday. The student was last at school on Tuesday, October 20.
No new outbreaks in Hamilton
There are 10 ongoing epidemics in the city, none of them are new.
The largest ongoing outbreak in Hamilton is in Spinco and may have started due to a visit to a Toronto bar, according to health officials.
Fifty-four primary cases (52 runners and two staff) were connected to the spin studio on James Street N., along with at least 31 secondary cases such as family, friends or other contacts who were exposed to infected people there.
Brant County Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The county has seen 238 cases during the pandemic. Of these, 24 are active, 209 are resolved and two are hospitalized.
Five people with COVID-19 have died.
Public health officials in Halton reported 18 new cases in the area on Monday. There have been 2,032 since the start of the pandemic.
Data from the region shows that 250 of these cases are active, while 1,754 are resolved. Thirty-one people died.
There are six open outbreaks.
In Burlington, there are 81 active cases, 12 deaths and 485 recovered cases.
There are four new cases in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, bringing the total to 526 cases according to public health data. Of those, 26 were active on Monday and 463 have recovered.
Thirty-two deaths in the counties are believed to be linked to COVID-19.
Niagara statistics show the region has seen four new cases of COVID-19. There were 1,351 infections reported by public health on Monday, including 1,176 that are resolved.
There are 107 active cases in the region and eight outbreaks are ongoing.
Sixty-eight people have died.
There were 20 active cases of the virus in Six Nations territory on Sunday and one new case.
The First Nation had a total of 81 cases, of which 60 are resolved. A person infected with the virus has died.