New COVID-19 cases surge in Ottawa amid massive jump provincewide
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Monday.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said 700 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Ontario, the highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic began.
The new cases bring Ottawa's cumulative total of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,153 since the first case was confirmed on March 11.
The new death reported on Monday brings the death toll from COVID-19 to 282 residents.
Two additional people are in hospital. There are 18 people in hospital with COVID-19 complications. Three are in intensive care.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
There are 631 known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, up from 575 in Sunday's report.
The number of cases considered resolved rose by 33 to 3,240.
Part of the reason for an increase in cases may be due to a clearance of thousands of tests. Just over 49,000 tests remain under investigation, down from about 65,000 the previous day.
More than 41,000 tests were completed provincewide on Saturday, for a positivity rate of 1.7 per cent.
Ottawa Public Health says 1,731 tests were performed on Saturday, with a daily positivity rate of 2 per cent.
COVID-19 CASES AROUND THE REGION
Seven new cases were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.
No new cases were reported in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health region.
One new case of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health region.
One case was confirmed in the The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit's area.
There are zero new cases in Renfrew County.
Health officials reported 27 new cases in the Outaouais on Monday.
COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA BY AGE
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
- 0-9 years old: Eight new cases (224 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: 18 new cases (370 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: 24 new cases (814 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: 14 new cases (566 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Nine new cases (516 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Nine new cases (497 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Five new cases (360 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Three new cases (247 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: One new case (314 cases total)
- 90+ years old: Zero new cases (218 cases total)
- Unknown: (3 cases total)
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 38 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals and schools.
New outbreaks have been declared at Lester B. Pearson school, Riverside Montessori Preschool, and Extendicare New Orchard Lodge. The outbreaks at the Peter D. Clark long-term care home and St. Patrick Home have ended.
The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Andrew Fleck Children's Services (Sept. 9)
- Assumption School
- Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
- City View Centre
- École élémentaire Catholique Montfort
- École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
- École secondaire publique Louis-Riel
- Franco-Ouest secondary school
- Gabrielle Roy Public School
- Garderie éducative Renée Tassé
- Garderie Tunney's Daycare
- Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
- Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare
- Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School (NEW)
- Lycée Claudel school
- Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school
- Riverside Montessori Preschool (NEW)
- The Glebe Parent's Daycare – First Avenue campus
- WeeWatch West – Home Child Care
- WeeWatch Orleans
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Carlingwood Retirement Community
- Centre d'accueil Champlain
- Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge (NEW)
- Fairfield Manor
- Garry J. Armstrong
- Hillel Lodge
- Laurier Manor
- Montfort Hospital "3C"
- New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
- Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
- Riverview Development Services
- Robertson Home
- St. Louis Residence
- St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
- Starwood long-term care home
- Villagia In the Glebe Retirement Residence
- West End Villa
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).