A new outbreak has been declared at a Hamilton Mountain grocer and the number of cases in a lower town skyscraper has risen, even as the daily public health report on COVID-19 appeared to show a glimmer of light. hope.
Hamilton has reported 130 new cases, continuing a trend dating back to the end of March. The city has reported 100 or more cases 37 of the past 40 days.
The city has notified viewers of a reporting error over the past two weeks, but a more reliable way to look at the numbers is the city’s seven-day average of new cases, calculated at 115 by The Spectator, which continued to decline from a peak this month. of 176 on May 3 and a third wave high of 183 on April 18.
Active cases are also down to 962. Cases are now reported below 1,000 for the second day in a row, since they crossed that threshold in early April.
The city declared a new outbreak and ended on a Saturday.
Nine staff members tested positive at Mall Road Fortinos near Lime Ridge Mall, compared to seven cases previously reported by Loblaw on Friday.
This is the second Fortinos in a state of epidemic. An outbreak was declared at the Upper Centennial Parkway South site on May 7 after four employees tested positive.
Of the city’s 40 active outbreaks, 21, representing 156 cases, are classified as a workplace or business.
Three outbreaks – classified as “other” by the city – in Hamilton apartment buildings combine for 214 of the city’s COVID cases.
At Wellington Place Apartments, cases climbed from 14 to 36, and four more people tested positive at Village Apartments on Queen Street West on Saturday, bringing the total to 69 after Friday’s outbreak of 31 cases.
Hamilton’s largest outbreak, at Rebecca Towers, remained stable at 109.
The general manager of Victoria Park Community Homes, which manages the apartments in the village, told The Spectator on Friday that the increase in cases was expected after door-to-door testing.
Hamilton reported a new death on Saturday, a person 80 or older. A total of 374 people have died from COVID.
Since the start of the pandemic, 19,204 Hamilton residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,332 people have been hospitalized.