An outbreak at a fitness center has caused at least 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton, Ont.
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A spokesperson for the City told the CP24 network that 36 people tested positive after participating in group stationary bike sessions at a gym on the Spinco chain earlier this month.
Two local employees also contracted the coronavirus, while nine other people were infected by someone who had passed through the training studio.
The City of Hamilton said about 100 people in connection with the outbreak have been ordered to self-isolate.
“Since gyms are sites with a higher risk of transmission due to the activity [dans l’air], enclosed spaces and other features, we may not know exactly how the virus spread, ”City spokeswoman Jacqueline Durlov said on Sunday.
She assured that the owners were working with authorities and that they had closed the gym on Monday, when the outbreak was confirmed.
Mme Durlov indicated that the Spinco nevertheless respected all the instructions of the Public Health: the coordinates of the participants in the trainings were taken in note, the mask was obligatory before and after the lessons, the premises were cleaned within 30 minutes of the cycling sessions. indoors.
Like Quebec, Ontario has ordered the closure of training centers in places most affected by the second wave of COVID-19, which includes, for now, Ottawa and the greater Toronto area, but not Hamilton.