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One death, 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa
OTTAWA -- One more resident of Ottawa has died due to COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health announced the new death in its daily epidemiology update on Thursday afternoon, along with 19 new cases of COVID-19.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Ottawa on March 11, there has been 1,868 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 211 deaths.
Forty-three residents are currently in hospital being treated for COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health says the median age of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is 57, with the youngest case involving a four-month-old.
Of the 1,868 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, 499 cases involve health care workers and first responders.
Recovering from COVID-19
More than 75 per cent of the COVID-19 cases have been resolved.
Ottawa Public Health says 1,452 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19..
Transmission of COVID-19
Ottawa Public Health says 53 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa are linked to long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, group homes and shelters.
There are 987 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving staff and residents in institutions.
Statistics show 350 cases of COVID-19 are linked to a contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, 309 cases are linked to community transmission and 123 cases are linked to travel.