OTTAWA -- Thirty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ottawa today, the lowest one day total in five days.

Ontario's Ministry of Health reported 293 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario today, including the 39 in Ottawa.

There are 85 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and 63 cases in Peel Region.

Ottawa Public Health reported no new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Thursday.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 3,486 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 273 deaths.

There are currently 12 people with COVID-19 related illnesses in hospital, including one in the ICU.

The 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa is the lowest one-day total since Saturday. Ottawa Public Health reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, 52 new cases on Tuesday and 61 cases on Monday. There were 47 new cases on Sunday and 27 cases on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Ottawa Public Health issued a Twitter post admitting the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is concerning.

But, the health unit said that "small changes in your day-to-day" life can have a large impact on the transmission of novel coronavirus.

Ottawa Public Health has said most of the recent new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to private gatherings and close contacts of confirmed cases.

Active Cases

There are currently 420 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the second straight day with cases above 400. It's the first time active cases have been above 400 since May.

There are currently 2,793 resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health has said the actual number of infections in the city could be between five and 30 times greater than the number of laboratory-confirmed infections.


Cases by Age

Twenty-three of the 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday involve residents under the age of 30. 

Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases by age category:

  • 0-9 years old: Five new cases (153 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Four new cases (277 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 14 new cases (636 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 10 new cases (477 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Two new cases (439 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: One new case (436 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Three new cases (330 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: One new case (229 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (299 cases total)
  • 90+ years: Zero new cases (210 cases total)

The total includes one previous case where the age was unknown. 

Institutional Outbreaks

Ottawa Public Health reported two new institutional outbreaks on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa to 21.

New outbreaks were declared at City View Centre child care and summer camp and La Coccinelle – Arc En Ciel child care and summer camp.

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, and childcare and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Alta Vista Manor
  2. Andrew Fleck Children's Services (Sept. 9)
  3. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  4. City View Centre
  5. Cumberland Hub Daycare
  6. Fairfield Manor
  7. Forest Hill Long-term Care Home
  8. Garry J. Armstrong
  9. Global Childcare Services - Trillium
  10. Hillel Lodge
  11. La Coccinelle – Arc En Ciel
  12. Laurier Manor
  13. Madonna Care Community
  14. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  15. Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre (Gatineau Building)
  16. Peter D. Clark
  17. Portobello Manor
  18. Riverview Development Services (NEW)
  19. St. Louis Residence
  20. St. Patrick's Home
  21. West End Villa

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.