Fifty-eight new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, a decrease compared to Monday, when 76 new cases were reported.
The new cases in Ottawa are among 827 new cases reported across Ontario. Of the four "hot zones" in the province—Ottawa, Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region—Ottawa had the lowest figures in Tuesday's update.
According to Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 6,694 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began.
In the past seven days, Oct. 21 to 27 inclusive, Ottawa saw an average of 75 new cases of COVID-19 per day. From Oct. 15-21 inclusive, the average was 74 new cases per day.
No new deaths were reported on Tuesday. The death toll from COVID-19 in Ottawa stands at 317 residents.
Ontario health officials say 23,945 COVID-19 tests were performed across Ontario in the last 24 hours and 22,636 people are still waiting for test results.
The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce said on Tuesday that 1,772 swabs were taken on Oct. 26, and that labs performed 2,706 tests.
1,453 people are still waiting for test results, up from 830 on Monday.
The positivity rate for COVID-19 in Ottawa residents who have been tested is 2.5 per cent for the week of Oct. 14 to 20 inclusive.
The target for the number of tests performed per day in Ottawa is 4,252, according to the taskforce.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health reports 44 people are in an Ottawa-area hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses, up one from Monday's report.
Four people are in the intensive care unit.
Of the people in hospital, one is in their 30s, one is in their 40s, six are in their 50s, 10 are in their 60s, 11 are in their 70s, 11 are in their 80s, and four are 90 years old or older.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
There are 706 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, down from 713 active cases on Monday.
Ottawa Public Health reports 5,671 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.
CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
- 0-9 years old: Four new cases (421 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: 10 new cases (730 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: 10 new cases (1,431 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: 11 new cases (887 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Eight new cases (866 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Six new cases (789 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Five new cases (533 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Two new cases (343 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: Two new cases (413 cases total)
- 90+ years old: One new case (280 cases total)
The age of one person with COVID-19 is currently unknown.
CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported five new cases in its region on Tuesday, for a total of 544.
No new cases were reported in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health region. Their total is 73 cases.
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health added two new cases for a total of 177.
The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit reported four new cases in its region on Tuesday, for a total of 440.
Two more cases were added to the Renfrew County and District Public Health Unit's count for a total of 96.
Twenty-four new cases and one new death were reported in the Outaouais region of Quebec. The region has now seen 2,288 total cases and 41 deaths since the pandemic began.
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 57 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.
One new outbreak was declared at the Glebe Centre long-term care homes. Outbreaks at a Bairn Croft Residential Services location, the Colonel By retirement home and the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre have ended.
There are also six sports- and recreational-related outbreaks. One sports-related outbreak is now considered closed. There are 53 cases between all seven sports-related outbreaks so far.
Two unidentified workplaces are also experiencing outbreaks.
The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Academie Providence Seours Antonines School
- Children's Place Civic
- Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton at Navan
- École élémentaire publique Gabrielle Roy
- Foster Farm Daycare
- Grandir Ensemble - La Maisonée
- Grandir Ensemble – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau
- Guardian Angels School
- Kanata Montessori
- Peak Academy School
- St. Rita Catholic School
- The Children's Place Annex Location
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Alta Vista Manor
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 2
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 3
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 4
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 7
- Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
- Bridlewood Retirement home
- Centre d'accueil Champlain
- Centre de soins de longue durée Montfort long-term care home
- Christian Horizons 9
- Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
- Edinburgh Retirement Home
- Emergency Housing West
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
- Forest Hill long-term care home
- Garry J. Armstrong
- Glebe Centre (NEW)
- Granite Ridge Care Community
- Hillel Lodge
- Hôpital Montfort 4C Med
- Innovative Community Support Services
- Innovative Community Support Services (Barnwell)
- Laurier Manor
- Longfields Manor
- Manoir Marochel
- New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
- Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
- Park Place
- Peter D. Clark long-term care home
- Residence St. Louis
- Riverpath Retirement
- Robertson House
- Rockcliffe Retirement
- Sisters of Charity retirement home
- St. Patrick's Home
- St. Vincent Hospital (5 North, 4 North, 3, North, 2 North)
- Tamir Foundation
- The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N
- The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 6W
- The Ravines retirement home
- Walk of Grace Residential Services – 1
- Walk of Grace Residential Services – 2
- West End Villa
- 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).