Coronavirus: Hamilton set to host virtual town hall on COVID-19


Hamilton residents who have questions about COVID-19 will have a chance to get some answers Wednesday evening.

The City of Hamilton is holding its third virtual town hall meeting, starting at 7 p.m.

The town hall will include Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, a representative from the city's office of medical health and the director of the city's emergency operations centre (EOC), Paul Johnson.

The town hall will be broadcast live on 900 CHML and streamed live on the City of Hamilton's YouTube channel.

Hamilton Public Health confirmed 101 cases of COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday. Twenty-nine cases have been resolved, which are cases involving asymptomatic persons who are no longer considered infected, according to public health.

However, the city's medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, believes 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.