A popular downtown Hamilton spinning studio has been identified as site as a superspreader event as more than 50 cases of COVID-19 have been reported over the long weekend. Thirty-seven riders who visited SpinCo between September 28 and October 5 have tested positive for the virus, leading to numerous exposures outside the studio which have raised the total number of cases linked to the studio to 51, as of Tuesday morning.
Public health officials are warning that potentially 100 SpinCo riders and outside contacts may have been exposed to COVID-19. The spin studio’s co-owners
A spin class. One COVID-19 positive participant with no symptoms. 51 cases.
It is believed to be one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks at any fitness centre in Canada, and could get even worse. https://t.co/NcEOWcSXPH
— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) October 13, 2020
According to public health officials, “patient zero displayed no symptoms.”
Spin classes at the studio have been operating at 50 per cent capacity during the pandemic. Gyms and fitness studios in the Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa were shuttered early Saturday morning after the province reintroduced many Stage 2 protocols amid rising case numbers.