Seventy-six new cases of COVID-19, one new death in Ottawa on Monday
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death from the disease in Ottawa on Monday.
The new cases bring Ottawa's total since the pandemic began to 6,636 laboratory-confirmed cases the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
In the past seven days, Oct. 20 to 26 inclusive, OPH has reported an average of 78 new cases of COVID-19 per day. In the seven days before that, Oct. 14 to 20 inclusive, the average was 72 new cases per day.
The new cases in Ottawa are among 851 new cases of COVID-19 reported across Ontario. The province's rolling seven-day average is now the highest it has ever been, after a record-breaking 1,042 infections were confirmed provincewide on Sunday.
With one new death in Ottawa, the death toll from the pandemic now stands at 317 residents.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
There are 713 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, up from 702 active cases on Sunday.
Ottawa Public Health reports 5,606 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
Despite a slight uptick in active cases in the past two days, the number of active cases is down overall compared to a week ago. On Oct. 19, there were 759 known active cases of COVID-19 in the city, according to Ottawa Public Health.
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.
The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 856 swabs were taken at assessment centres on Oct. 25 and laboratories performed 2,596 tests.
The backlog of people waiting for COVID-19 test results stands at 830, down from 2,407 in the previous update on Oct. 22.
The taskforce says the target number of daily tests in laboratories is 4,232.
The positivity rate for Ottawa residents during the week of Oct. 14 to 20 was 2.5 per cent, up slightly from the last update. The positivity rate from Oct. 12 to 18 was 2.4 per cent.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health reports 43 people are in an Ottawa-area hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses, unchanged from Sunday's report.
Four people are in the intensive care unit.
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: Seven new cases (417 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: Seven new cases (720 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: Sixteen new cases (1,421 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: Four new cases (876 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: 10 new cases (858 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: 13 new cases (783 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Six new cases (528 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Five new cases (341 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: Two new cases (411 cases total)
- 90+ years old: Four new cases (279 cases total)
The ages of two people with COVID-19 are currently unknown.
COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION
There are four new cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region on Monday.
One case was removed from the count in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit's region. cases.
One new case was reported in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health region.
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting one new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting two new cases.
Fifteen new cases were reported in the Outaouais region of Quebec, where there have been 2,264 total cases of COVID-19 and 40 deaths since the pandemic began.
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 59 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.
One new outbreak was declared at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, with on inmate testing positive for COVID-19.
There are also seven sports- and recreational-related outbreaks with 53 cases between them. 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
- 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
- Colonel By retirement home
- Edinburgh Retirement Home
- Emergency Housing West
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
- Forest Hill long-term care home
- Garry J. Armstrong
- 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 (NEW)
- Park Place
- Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre - Gatineau Building
- 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).