OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public health is reporting 119 new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Thanksgiving Monday, more than double the figure reported on Sunday.

Sunday's case count of 54 new cases was the lowest number of new cases seen in the city all month, but on Monday, the figure jumped back to the triple digits.


It is unclear how many tests led to this new number, as public data shared by OPH only includes testing figures up to Oct. 7. There was no COVID-19 update from the province on Monday because of the holiday.

The latest figures bring Ottawa's total COVID-19 case count to 5,546 laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. There has been an average of 108 new cases reported daily between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. The average daily case count in the seven days between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5 was 91.

No new deaths were reported on Monday. Ottawa's death toll stands at 297 residents.


One additional person was admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours with COVID-19 complications. OPH says 38 people are in hospital with COVID-19 and nine are in intensive care.

According to OPH's COVID-19 dashboard, 101 per cent of all acute hospital beds across the city's health-care system were occupied as of Oct. 7, including 44 per cent of ICU beds and 15 per cent of ICU ventilator beds.



The number of known active cases in Ottawa rose slightly on Monday, to 838 from 816 reported on Sunday.

Another 98 people have recovered from COVID-19, OPH says, bringing the city's recovery rate to 4,411 resolved cases.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.


Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category.

  • 0-9 years old: 15 new cases (346 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 22 new cases (555 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 22 new cases (1,220 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 18 new cases (751 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 17 new cases (704 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 8 new cases (627 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: 8 new cases (444 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: 3 new cases (293 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: 4 new cases (356 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: 3 new cases (246 cases total)

The ages of four cases are still unknown.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 69 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

New outbreaks were declared at a Christian Horizons location and at École publique Le Transit Le CAP. The outbreak at Berrigan Public School has ended.

There are three active community outbreaks at unidentified workplaces.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Elementary School
  2. Adult High School ESL Childcare Program
  3. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – 2020-10-05 
  4. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – Orleans
  5. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – Kilborn
  6. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton (4)
  7. Dalhousie Parents Daycare
  8. École élémentaire Catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  9. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Kateri
  10. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Marie
  11. École élémentaire publique Louis-Riel
  12. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  13. École publique Le Transit Le CAP (NEW)
  14. École secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité
  15. Ecole secondaire Catholique Garneau
  16. Garderie Tunney's Daycare
  17. La Coccinelle – Notre Place
  18. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  19. Little School Daycare
  20. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  21. Service A L'Enfance Aladin Childcare Services
  22. Service A L'Enfance Aladin, St-Anne
  23. St. Luke School
  24. WeeWatch Orleans 2

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 2
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 3
  3. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 4
  4. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 5
  5. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 6
  6. Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
  7. Bridlewood Trails
  8. Carlingview Manor
  9. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  10. Chapel Hill retirement home
  11. Christian Horizons 9 (NEW)
  12. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  13. Colonel By retirement home
  14. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  15. Emergency Housing West
  16. Extendicare Medex
  17. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  18. Fairfield Retirement Home
  19. Garry J. Armstrong
  20. Longfields Manor
  21. Madonna Care Community
  22. Manoir Marochel
  23. Montfort Hospital "3e Santé Mental"
  24. Montfort Hospital "4C Med"
  25. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  26. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus ER
  27. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre - Gatineau Building
  28. Peter D. Clark
  29. Prince of Wales Manor
  30. Promenade Retirement Residence
  31. The Ravines retirement home
  32. Rideau Place
  33. Rooming House
  34. Royal Ottawa Place long-term care home
  35. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  36. St. Louis Residence
  37. St. Patrick's Home
  38. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  39. Stittsville Seniors' Residence by Revera
  40. Tamir Foundation 
  41. Waterford Retirement Community
  42. Welcome Home Residence
  43. West End Villa
  44. Westwood Building 1 retirement home
  45. Windsor Park 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).