OTTAWA -- Sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa today, the fourth straight day with more than 60 new cases of novel coronavirus in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health also reported two new deaths in Ottawa on Thursday.

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 4,388 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 289 deaths.

Seventeen people are currently being treated in an Ottawa hospital for COVID-19 related illnesses, including three in the intensive care unit.  The number of hospitalizations is down from 19 on Wednesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced 538 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario on Thursday. There are 229 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and 101 new cases in Peel Region.

There were 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, and a record 105 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said Wednesday that the number of cases in Ottawa is doubling every 10 to 12 days, and Ottawa could see 200 cases a day by mid-October unless people take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases across the region

Four new cases were reported Thursday in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.

Two new cases were confirmed in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health region.

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

One new case was confirmed in the Renfrew Country and District Health Unit region.

Active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health reports 677 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, down from 685 cases on Wednesday.

A total of 3,422 cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa are considered resolved.

Cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa by age

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

  • 0-9 years old: Five new cases (245 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Nine new cases (398 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 26 new cases (913 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 10 new cases (604 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Eight new cases (549 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Two new cases (512 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Three new cases (371 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Three new cases (253 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: One new case (322 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: One new case (221 cases total)

Two unknown cases on Wednesday have been resolved.


Intuitional Outbreaks

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 49 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

A new COVID-19 outbreak was declared at licenced home day care.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Aladin Childcare Services 
  2. Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  3. Assumption School
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
  5. City View Centre
  6. École élémentaire Catholique Montfort
  7. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  8. École secondaire publique Louis-Riel
  9. Franco-Ouest secondary school
  10. Gabrielle Roy Public School
  11. Garderie éducative Renée Tassé
  12. Garderie Tunney's Daycare
  13. Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
  14. Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare
  15. La Coccinelle – Notre Place 
  16. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois 
  17. Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
  18. Licensed Home Day Care (NEW)
  19. Little School Daycare 
  20. Lycée Claudel school
  21. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  22. Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school
  23. Riverside Montessori Preschool
  24. The Glebe Parent's Daycare – First Avenue campus
  25. WeeWatch West – Home Child Care
  26. WeeWatch Orleans

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

  1. Carlingwood Retirement Community
  2. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  3. Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
  4. Extendicare Medex
  5. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  6. Garry J. Armstrong
  7. Hunt Club Manor
  8. Hillel Lodge
  9. Laurier Manor
  10. Montfort Hospital "3C"
  11. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  12. Oakpark Retirement
  13. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  14. Promenade Retirement Residence 
  15. Rooming House
  16. Robertson Home
  17. St. Louis Residence
  18. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  19. Starwood long-term care home
  20. Villagia In the Glebe Retirement Residence
  21. Waterford Retirement Community
  22. West End Villa
  23. Westwood Building 1

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).