Five deaths, nine new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa
OTTAWA -- Five more residents of Ottawa have died due to COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health announced the new deaths in its daily epidemiology update on Sunday afternoon.
One day after reporting the fewest cases of COVID-19 since March 15, the daily update shows nine new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 11, there has been 1,896 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 233 deaths.
There are 38 Ottawa residents with COVID-19 being treated in hospital.
The median age of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is 56 years-old. The youngest case involved a four-month old, while the oldest case involved a 105-year-old resident.
Ottawa Public Health says 517 first responders and health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Recovering from COVID-19
The daily epidemiology update shows 78 per cent of cases are now resolved.
Ottawa Public Health says 1,488 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to the report, there are currently 175 active, laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
Transmission of COVID-19
Ottawa Public Health reports 76 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa are linked to close contact with a case or an outbreak at a retirement home, long-term care home, hospital, shelter or group home.
A total of 1,433 of the 1,896 cases are linked to close contacts with a case or an outbreak in an institution.
A total of 179 cases are linked to community transmission, while 172 cases are linked to travel.