Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases in Hamilton increase to 101, public health says
|globalnews.ca 31 Mar 2020 at 17:58|
Hamilton public health (HPH) reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the city’s overall total of positive cases to 101.
In an update at city hall, medical officer of health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson said some of the additions were connected to a backlog of lab tests working their way back to the city from public health Ontario laboratory.
Richardson says 43 per cent of the 101 cases are connected to travel, with 24 believed to have come through community transmission.
Twenty-nine cases have been resolved which are cases with persons asymptomatic and no longer considered infected, according to public health.
However, Richardson said they believe there are more cases out there than the ones being tested. She estimates maybe “10 times to slightly more than that” in terms of actual cases in the community.
“That’s why for anybody who is sick, it is very important that if they have any symptoms whatsoever, that they stay home,” Richardson said.