2 Most Reported Outbreaks in Hamilton Public Schools, Top 100 Cases Since Return – Hamilton | The Canadian News

A pair of Hamilton schools joined the public health list for COVID-19 outbreaks on Friday, bringing the total number of learning facilities in an active surge to eight.

Central Elementary School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary School in East Hamilton each reported a couple of cases among students on Thursday.

There are now a total of 25 cases in the eight outbreaks among 22 students and three staff members.

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Six of the sprouts are on the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), while two are on the Catholic Board (HWCDSB).

None of the schools in Hamilton have been closed as a result of the outbreaks.

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An outbreak in a school is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases in students, staff, or other visitors with an epidemiological link, according to public health.

Cases must also be within a 14-day period in which at least one case could have “reasonably acquired their infection at school.” That also includes transportation and care before or after school.

Since the first week of school, the city’s public schools have now surpassed 100 cases in total with 91 linked to students.

The HWDSB has had 59 of the student cases with 55 from elementary schools and four from secondary institutions. Fifty-six of those cases have been registered in the last 14 days.

The HWCDSB has had 22 student cases in the last 14 days.

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The province also reports three cases between two private schools in Hamilton.

Currently, there are about 1,500 cases among Ontario schools as of early September, with more than 1,200 active cases linked to students.

Hamilton Reports 68 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 Outbreaks In Progress

Public health reported another outbreak Thursday at a martial arts school in Stoney Creek. There are seven cases in total between six students and a single staff member.

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Hamilton has 19 active outbreaks as of Friday linked to a total of 83 cases. Of the surges, only one reports a death: Macassa Lodge, where a resident in his 80s died this week, according to public health.

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Three nursing home facilities – Macassa Lodge, Pine Villa Care and St. Joseph’s Village – account for 28 of the current reported outbreaks in Hamilton.

The city reported another 68 new COVID-19 cases in total on Friday and saw a daily increase in its seven-day average of new cases from four to 39.

Active cases increased by 23 in the last 24 hours to 299.

More than 70 percent of active cases are among those under the age of 50, while just over 28 percent of cases are among those aged 20 to 29.

One person moved from a COVID unit between the two city hospitals in the last 24 hours with three people transferred from intensive care (ICU). Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and St. Joe’s have 38 COVID patients combined, with 13 in the ICU.

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