New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in County Saturday Through Tuesday

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A spike in COVID-19 cases across the county have not been caused by one specific source; the uptick in cases are "coming from the community", Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said.

The state health department identified 713 new cases today (Wednesday).

In other age groups, people in their 30s accounted for 53 new cases, or about 18 percent of the total, up from 45 the previous week; people in their 50s accounted for 40 new cases, about 13 percent of the total, up from 33 the previous week; people in their 60s accounted for 24 new cases, about 8 percent of the total, up from 23 the previous week; and people in their 70s accounted for 19 new cases, or about 6 percent of the total, up from 15 the previous week.

Since the pandemic began, a total of 89 cases have been found in the South Island, which includes Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula, Port Renfrew and the Southern Gulf Islands, marking an increase of five cases over the past week. We expect to hear more about that plan in the coming weeks. Thirteen county residents are hospitalized seeking treatment for the COVID-19 virus.

Most infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus produce mild or no symptoms.

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In last week's briefing, Kesterman shared Hamilton County and Cincinnati data, which showed an increase of about 80 positive COVID-19 cases per day.

With nearly 9,000 people now listed as recovered, the overall rate improves to close to 84 per cent.

There have been five new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 250 deaths in British Columbia. These are located at PICS assisted-living facility, Chartwell Carrington House assisted- and independent-living facility, Weinberg Residence long-term care facility and Yaletown House long-term care facility.

State health officials urged people to wear masks in public, practice social distancing, wash their hands and stay home when sick.

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