Residents of a Hamilton apartment building are struggling to overcome a COVID-19 outbreak that has resulted in multiple cases.

According to Hamilton Public Health Services, the outbreak, which occurred at Rebecca Towers, has resulted in a total of 55 cases and one death. Currently, there are 28 active cases in the building.

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"These cases are spread across 17 different units on 10 separate floors. We appreciate how concerning this is for the residents of this building and the impact COVID-19 is having on their tight-knit community," reads a statement.

Cases have been reported in this building since March and public health is currently ensuring that tighter safety measures are put in place, including designated cleaners.

On May 6, Hamilton Paramedic Services will be on scene to provide COVID-19 testing to all residents.