OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, the ninth straight day with less than 100 new cases in the capital.

There is also one new death linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 6,296 laboratory-confirmed cases in Ottawa, including 309 deaths

The last time Ottawa Public Health reported a triple-digit increase in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa was Thanksgiving Monday, with 119 new cases.

On Wednesday, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches told reporters there are signs COVID-19 transmission is "slowing down" in Ottawa this month.

Across Ontario, there are 841 new cases of COVID-19, including 335 cases in Toronto and 106 in Peel Region.


There are 675 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, down from 717 active cases on Wednesday.

A total of 5,312 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.


Ottawa Public Health reports 49 people are currently in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses. That's up from 48 people on Wednesday.

There are five people in the intensive care unit.


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

  • 0-9 years old: Six new cases (392 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 11 new cases (680 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 17 new cases (1,372 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: Five new cases (841 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Eight new cases (813 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 10 new cases (738 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Five new cases (501 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Three new case (322 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Five new cases (380 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: One new case (257 cases total)


There are 10 new cases in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.

Two new cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health region.

Two new cases were reported in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit also reported two new cases.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 69 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

There is a new COVID-19 outbreak at Park Place retirement hoime.

New COVID-19 outbreaks were declared Thursday at All Saints High School and Ecole Elementaire Catholique Montfort.

The COVID-19 outbreak at École élémentaire Catholique Saint-Joseph-d'Orléans is over.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. All Saints High School (NEW)
  2. Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  3. Children's Place Civic
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton at Navan
  5. École élémentaire Catholique Montfort (NEW)
  6. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  7. École secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité
  8. Farley Mowat Public School
  9. Gabrielle Roy school
  10. Garderie Tunney's Daycare
  11. Grandir Ensemble - La Maisonée
  12. Grandir Ensemble – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau
  13. Kanata Montessori
  14. Matreshka Child Care Centre
  15. Service A L'Enfance Aladin, St-Anne
  16. St. Jerome Catholic School
  17. St. Joseph High School
  18. St. Peter High School
  19. The Children's Place Annex Location

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

  1. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 2
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 3
  3. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 4
  4. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 6
  5. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 7
  6. Bairn Croft Residential Services
  7. Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
  8. Carlingview Manor
  9. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  10. Centre de soins de longue durée Montfort long-term care home
  11. Christian Horizons 9
  12. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  13. Colonel By retirement home
  14. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  15. Emergency Housing West
  16. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  17. Forest Hill long-term care home
  18. Garry J. Armstrong
  19. Governor's Walk
  20. Granite Ridge Care Community
  21. Hillel Lodge
  22. Innovative Community Support Services
  23. Jardin Royal Garden
  24. Laurier Manor
  25. Longfields Manor
  26. Manoir Marochel
  27. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  28. Park Place (NEW)
  29. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre - Gatineau Building
  30. Peter D. Clark
  31. Residence St. Louis
  32. Robertson Home
  33. Rockcliffe Retirement
  34. Royal Ottawa Hospital -- Geriatric South
  35. Royal Ottawa Place long-term care home
  36. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  37. St. Patrick's Home
  38. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  39. Starwood
  40. Tamir Foundation
  41. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N
  42. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 6W
  43. The Ravines retirement home
  44. Villa Marconi
  45. Walk of Grace Residential Services - 1
  46. Walk of Grace Residential Services - 2
  47. Waterford Retirement Community
  48. West End Villa
  49. Westwood Building 1 retirement home
  50. Wildpine Retirement Home

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).