24 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa; more than 1,400 across Ontario
OTTAWA -- Twenty-four more Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday. There are no new deaths linked to novel coronavirus.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 8,278 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 372 deaths.
The 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday continues a trend of low case counts in Ottawa. There were 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 19 cases on Tuesday.
Ottawa Public Health says over the past seven days, the rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is 23.4.
Across Ontario, there were 1,478 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including 572 new cases in Peel Region, 356 in Toronto and 111 in York Region.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health reported 23 people in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 complications on Thursday, up from 22 people in hospital on Wednesday.
There are currently three people in the intensive care unit.
Of the people in hospital, two people are in their 60s, eight are in their 70s, nine are in their 80s, and four are 90 or older.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa remains below 300.
OPH says 259 people with COVID-19 are still considered to have active infections.
A total 7,595 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.
CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
- 0-9 years old: One new case (554 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: One new case (954 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: Five new cases (1,699 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: Five new cases (1,097 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Five new cases (1,050 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Three new cases (968 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Three new cases (646 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: One new case (424 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (522 cases total)
- 90+ years old: Zero new cases (364 cases total)
COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION
There are nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health region.
No new cases were reported in Renfrew County and the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit regions.
Quebec reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais, which includes Gatineau.
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 25 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.
New COVID-19 outbreaks were declared at Peter D. Clark long-term care home and Courtyards on Eagleson.
The COVID-19 outbreaks are over at City View retirement home, St. Louis Residence and West End Villa.
There are three open community outbreaks in Ottawa at present, one involving an unidentified community organization, and two involving unspecified social events.
The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Cedarview Middle School
- École élémentaire catholique Terre-Des-Jeunes
- Esther By Child Care Centre
- Manordale Public School
- Ottawa Technical Secondary School
- St. Bernard School
- St. Stephen Elementary School
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Alta Vista Manor
- Amica Westboro Park
- Beacon Heights retirement home
- Bearbrook Retirement Residence
- Bridlewood Trails Retirement Home
- Carlingview Manor
- Courtyards on Eagleson (NEW)
- Forest Hill long-term care home
- Glebe Centre
- Montfort Long-term Care Centre
- Peter D. Clark long-term care home (NEW)
- Residential program – 20755
- Shelter - 20868
- St. Patrick's Home
- Stirling Park Retirement Home
- The Ottawa Hospital Rehab Centre - Special Rehab - Ward B
- Waterford Retirement
A single laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home or shelter triggers an outbreak response, according to Ottawa Public Health. In childcare settings, a single confirmed, symptomatic case in a staff member, home daycare provider, or child triggers an outbreak.
Under provincial guidelines, a COVID-19 outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before or after school care).