OTTAWA -- The number of COVID-19 cases spiked in Ottawa on Thursday, one day after the capital saw its lowest one-day increase in cases in October.

Ottawa Public Health reports 93 new cases of COVID-19, along with one new death.

Thirty-seven of the 93 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday involve residents under the age of 30.

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 5,800 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 298 deaths.

On Wednesday, Ottawa Public Health reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa in October.

Across Ontario, 783 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday. There are 239 new cases in Toronto, 136 cases in Peel Region and 127 in York Region.


Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region on Thursday, up from 20 on Wednesday.

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit reports three new cases of COVID-19.

There's one new case of COVID-19 in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit region.

No new cases were reported in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington for a second straight day.


Ottawa Public Health reports a drop in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19.

There are 46 people in an Ottawa hospital with a COVID-19 related illness, down from 48 people in hospital on Thursday.

Nine people are currently being treated in the intensive care unit.



There are 777 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, a slight increase from Wednesday's total of 769 active cases of COVID-19.

Ottawa Public Health reports 84 new cases were considered resolved on Thursday. A total of 4,725 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases 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.


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

  • 0-9 years old: Five new cases (364 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 18 new cases (597 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 14 new cases (1,274 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 14 new cases (787 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 18 new cases (742 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 11 new cases (659 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Eight new cases (460 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Two new cases (301 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Three new cases (365 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: One new case (250 cases total)
  • The ages of one case is still unknown


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 73 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus.

New COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Grandir Ensemble – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau child care and Kanata Montessori.

COVID-19 outbreaks are now over at Ecole secondaire publique Louis Riel and Ecole elementaire catholique Sainte Kateri. The outbreaks are also over at Fairfield retirement home and Promenade retirement home.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Elementary School
  2. Adult High School ESL Childcare Program
  3. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – 2020-10-05
  4. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – 2020-10-06
  5. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – 2020-10-07
  6. Andrew Fleck Children's Services - 2020-10-12
  7. Centre parascholaire Alpha
  8. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton (4)
  9. Dalhousie Parents Daycare
  10. École élémentaire Catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  11. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Marie
  12. École élémentaire Catholique Saint-Joseph-d'Orléans 
  13. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  14. École publique Le Transit Le CAP
  15. École secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité
  16. Garderie Tunney's Daycare
  17. Grandir Ensemble – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau (NEW)
  18. Kanata Montessori (NEW)
  19. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  20. Matreshka Child Care Centre 
  21. Service A L'Enfance Aladin, St-Anne
  22. St. Jerome Catholic School 
  23. St. Joseph High School 
  24. St. Luke School

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. Bridlewood Trails
  9. Carlingview Manor
  10. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  11. Christian Horizons 9
  12. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  13. Colonel By retirement home
  14. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  15. Emergency Housing West
  16. Extendicare Medex
  17. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  18. Forest Hill 
  19. Garry J. Armstrong
  20. Governor's Walk 
  21. Innovative Community Support Services (NEW)
  22. Jardin Royal Garden
  23. Laurier Manor
  24. Longfields Manor
  25. Madonna Care Community
  26. Manoir Marochel
  27. Montfort Hospital "3e Santé Mental"
  28. Montfort Hospital "4C Med"
  29. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  30. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N (NEW)
  31. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre - Gatineau Building
  32. Peter D. Clark
  33. Prince of Wales Manor
  34. The Ravines retirement home
  35. Rideau Place
  36. Rooming House
  37. Royal Ottawa Place long-term care home
  38. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  39. St. Patrick's Home
  40. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  41. Starwood
  42. Tamir Foundation
  43. Walk of Grace Residential Services
  44. Waterford Retirement Community
  45. Welcome Home Residence
  46. West End Villa
  47. Westwood Building 1 retirement home
  48. Wildpine Retirement Home (NEW)
  49. Windsor Park 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).