Friday, October 16, 2020
SpinCo Hamilton has emerged as the site of one of Canada's worst fitness studio outbreaks. What started as three COVID-positive cases on Monday, Oct. 5, has grown to 72 in just over a week. ... That includes 45 patrons, two staff and 25 secondary "household-spread" cases, meaning the person didn't visit the studio but caught the virus from someone who did. ... Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, told The Spec's Sebastian Bron: "This can happen at any gym ... This is not about how well the gym was run; this is about how COVID spreads. If you let people hangout together, without masks, sharing air, in the same space for a prolonged period of time ... this was going to happen anyways."
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