OTTAWA -- The City of Ottawa is seeing a double-digital increase in COVID-19 cases for a seventh straight day.

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced there are 27 new cases of novel coronavirus in Ottawa on Friday.

Ontario is reporting 195 new cases of COVID-19, meaning Ottawa accounts for 14 per cent of all new cases.

After seeing 43 new cases on Tuesday and 33 new cases on Wednesday, Ottawa Public Health reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday.

Over the past seven days, a total of 172 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced in Ottawa. In June, there were 132 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The death toll in Ottawa from COVID-19 stands at 263. No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Ottawa since June 26.

Active cases

Ottawa Public Health's daily dashboard update shows there are now 215 known, active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. The number of resolved cases has risen by five to 1,883, or 79.8% of all known cases to date.


Cases by age

Here is a breakdown of how many new cases have been added in each age category.

  • 90+ years: 0 new cases Friday
  • 80-89 years: 0 new cases Friday
  • 70-79 years: 0 new cases Friday
  • 60-69 years: 1 new case Friday
  • 50-59 years: 5 new cases Friday
  • 40-49 years: 3 new cases Friday
  • 30-39 years: 1 new case Friday
  • 20-29 years: 7 new cases Friday
  • 10-19 years: 5 new cases Friday
  • 0-9 years: 5 new cases Friday

Institutional outbreaks

There are six ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in insitutions in Ottawa, including two long-term care homes, two retirement homes, and two child care centres.

Ottawa Public Health has officially ended the outbreaks at Extendicare Medex on Baseline Road and Bairn Croft Residential Services on Mathieu Way.

The six outbreaks in effect are:

  • Carlingview Manor Long-Term Care Home
  • Madonna Care Community Long-Term Care Home
  • Jardin Royal Garden Retirement Home
  • Redwoods Retirement Home
  • La Clementine - Michel Dupuis Child Care Centre
  • Pinecrest Queensway (Headstart) Child Care Centre, Ahearn Ave.

Super-spreader events

On Thursday, Ottawa’s associate medical officer of health said large social gatherings and parties turned into “a super-spreader event” for COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Dr. Brent Moloughney told CTV News Ottawa that Ottawa Public Health has seen eight to ten new cases of COVID-19 linked to a single social gathering.