Five new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa, hospitalizations surpass 100
Hospitalizations in Ottawa have reached triple digits as the Omicron wave of COVID-19 continues to impact the health care system.
Five more people have died from the virus, Ottawa Public Health reported Tuesday, bringing the city's COVID-19 death toll to 675.
Hospitalizations reported by the health unit jumped to 103 on Tuesday, up from 92 on Monday. The number of people in the ICU jumped by four to 17.
However, Ottawa Public Health reports only hospitalizations among Ottawa residents with a hospital intervention for active COVID-19.
To count as a hospitalization intervention, the hospitalization must involve treatment for an active COVID-19 infection or have a hospital stay extended because of active COVID-19.
This also applies to people who may acquire COVID-19 while in hospital. Local hospitals have reported higher numbers of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Here is a breakdown of the hospitalizations in Ottawa hospitals as of Tuesday:
- Ottawa Hospital – 176 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19
- Montfort Hospital – 45 patients admitted who have COVID-19
- Queensway Carleton Hospital – 58 patients admitted to QCH have tested positive for COVID-19
- CHEO – Six patients in hospital with COVID-19
Ottawa Public Health also reported 232 new cases, but that number is an underestimate due to limited PCR testing criteria.
Provincewide, officials reported 64 new deaths from COVID-19 and more than 626 people in ICU.
OTTAWA'S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS
- COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (Jan. 17 to 23): 223.8 (down from 238.1)
- Positivity rate in Ottawa (Jan. 17 to 23): 20 per cent
- Reproduction number (Seven day average): 0.90 (up from 0.89)
- Known active cases: 3,237 (-342)
Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing.
The number of known active cases is the number of confirmed cases (based on testing) minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
There are 103 people in Ottawa hospitals on Tuesday with an active COVID-19 infection, up from 92 on Monday.
There are 17 people in the ICU, up from 13 on Monday.
Age categories of people in hospital:
- 0-9: 0
- 10-19: 1
- 20-29: 0
- 30-39: 2 (1 in ICU)
- 40-49: 4 (1 in ICU)
- 50-59: 9 (2 in ICU)
- 60-69: 19 (6 in ICU)
- 70-79: 34 (5 in ICU)
- 80-89: 26 (2 in ICU)
- 90+: 8
(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people in hospital with an "active" infection)
COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA
As of Monday:
- Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 905,912 (+1,179)
- Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 841,234 (+2,944)
- Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 496,162 (+8,603)
- Share of population five and older with at least one dose: 91 per cent
- Share of population five and older fully vaccinated: 85 per cent
*Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.
AROUND THE REGION
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 35 in hospital, 7 in ICU
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 17 in hospital, 4 in ICU
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 16 in hospital, 6 in ICU
- Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 22 in hospital, 6 in ICU
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 22 in hospital, 0 in ICU (Last updated on Friday)
- Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 82 in hospital, 7 in ICU
These figures are based on the latest data from each respective health unit at the time of publishing.
Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:
- 23 long-term care homes
- 44 retirement homes
- 39 hospital units
- 49 other congregate settings (group homes, supported independent living, etc.)
OPH paused reporting on community outbreaks in workplaces, etc. as of Jan. 2.
A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH's COVID-19 dashboard.
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