First minor admitted to an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19
OTTAWA -- Four-and-a-half months after the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the first minor has been admitted to an Ottawa hospital for COVID-19 treatment.
An Ottawa teenager was recently admitted to the intensive care unit after testing positive for novel coronavirus.
Ottawa Public Health's "COVID-19 Epidemiology Weekly Supplement" report shows a 16-year-old was admitted to the ICU over the past week due to COVID-19.
A public health spokesperson said that due to confidentiality reasons and personal health privacy, Ottawa Public Health cannot comment on details of cases.
In a statement, a CHEO spokesperson confirmed a teenager is in the ICU at CHEO with COVID-19.
"I am happy to say this person is stable and currently doing well. They are receiving the best care in an extremely safe environment. Like all the children and youth we care for, we are doing everything we can to support the family."
This is the first person under the age of 30 to be admitted to the ICU in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses.
As of July 29, there were 10 people hospitalized in Ottawa with COVID-19, including four in the intensive care unit.
Ottawa Public Health reports 123 people between the ages of 10 and 19 have tested positive for COVID-19.