2 deaths at hospice and 1 at Heritage Green as Hamilton COVID-19 death toll climbs to 14

The city has a total of 328 cases of the novel coronavirus — 321 of which are confirmed positive and another seven that considered are probable.

24 residents at Anson Place in Hagersville have died of the novel coronavirus

A sign thanking frontline workers sits in the front lawn of a Herkimer Street building on April 19, 2020. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Two people have died at a Hamilton hospice and one person at Heritage Green Nursing Home, as the city's COVID-19 death toll rose to 14.

A 92-year-old man at the Heritage Green died of the novel coronavirus Saturday, according to public health.

He is the fourth resident at the Stoney Creek care home, where an outbreak has been declared, to die of the virus.

Officials say a 67-year-old man and 86-year-old woman staying at Emmanuel House Hospice also died of COVID-19 on April 15 and 17 respectively.

The Stinson Street facility, which provides 24-hour care for people nearing the end of their life, is the site of one of two community outbreaks in the city.

Five staff members and two residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The city's other community outbreak is at Wesley Supportive Housing, where one resident has tested positive for the virus.

The city had a total of 328 cases of the novel coronavirus — 321 of which are confirmed positive and another seven that are considered probable — as of Sunday. 

There were six COVID-19 cases in hospital at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and another 12 at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Public health said there are also five institutional outbreaks in Hamilton.


Twenty-six people have died of COVID-19 in Haldimand-Norfolk, 24 of which were residents at Anson Place Care Centre in Hagersville. Another 71 residents at the home have tested positive for the virus.

"This is an especially difficult time for our families and for our staff who continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents," executive director Lisa Roth wrote in a statement.

Thirteen people have died and 51 have tested positive for COVID-19 at Anson Place Care Centre in Hagersville. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

People living at the home are currently isolated in their rooms and have their temperatures taken at least twice a day. Staff are also being screened and instructed to wear PPE at all times.

Health and Social Services Haldimand and Norfolk said there were 158 positive cases of COVID-19 in its coverage area as of Saturday morning.

Six Nations

Nine members of the Six Nations of the Grand River have tested positive for the virus and one person has died.

Thirty-nine people remain in self-isolation and seven cases are considered resolved, according to an update from health officials.


Following three days where its number of cases didn't increase from 68, the Brant County Health Unit, reported 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday.

Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, acting medical officer of health, previously said the area was seeing its rate of cases starting to settle and a "much more gradual increase," but cautioned community members that doesn't mean COVID-19 is over.

"This pandemic is proving to be like a marathon and we are all just beginning the race."

Three people in Brant have died of the virus, three more are hospitalized and 40 cases are resolved.


The number of cases in Niagara rose to 366 as of noon Sunday. The region has seen 131 cases resolved, but 26 people have died of the virus.


There were 436 total cases of COVID-19 in Halton Region Sunday, including 380 which have been confirmed and 56 that are probable.

Nine institutional outbreaks have been declared — one of which is at the Joseph Brant Hospital in in Burlington where three cases have been confirmed.

Burlington has 74 confirmed cases of the virus. Twelve people in the region have died.