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Outbreak at spin studio SPINCO leads to at least 10 more COVID-19 cases, 24 in total

At least 10 more people have contracted COVID-19 from the outbreak at SPINCO.

24 people are linked to the outbreak at the full-body spin studio on James Street North

SPINCO in Hamilton is the site of the city's most recent COVID-19 outbreak. As of Friday, 24 positive cases were linked to the spin studio. (Rebecca Kawamura/Google Maps)

At least 10 more people have contracted COVID-19 from the outbreak at Hamilton cycle fitness studio SPINCO.

The new number of infections from the full-body spin studio on James Street North was released by the city on Friday afternoon.

Public health has also identified roughly 100 members who may have been exposed to the virus.

"We are very concerned by the number of cases that have resulted from this outbreak," Hamilton Public Health Services spokesperson Jacqueline Durlov said.

The total number of people linked to the outbreak is 24, which includes three secondary cases revealed on Thursday. 

Those secondary cases mean someone who was at SPINCO went home and infected people they live with. Two households are involved.

There are no new secondary cases as of Friday afternoon.

Public health said SPINCO has followed all of the COVID-19 protocols but said spin class is a higher risk activity because it could require more deep breaths.

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