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One death, 22 new cases linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa
OTTAWA -- Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ottawa.
Ottawa Public Health announced the newest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa in its daily epidemiology update on Tuesday afternoon.
One more death has also been linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on March 11, there has been 1,824 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 202 deaths.
There are currently 47 people in hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses.
Recovering from COVID-19
Ottawa Public Health says 78 per cent of residents have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
Statistics show 1,414 cases of COVID-19 have been resolved.
More than half of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa are linked to Ottawa’s long-term care homes, retirement homes, group homes and hospitals.
Ottawa Public Health says 958 of the 1,824 cases are the result of exposure to COVID-19 in an institution.
Community transmission is responsible for 17 per cent of the COVID-19 cases, while seven per cent of cases have been linked to travel only.
There are currently COVID-19 outbreaks at 22 institutions in Ottawa, including at 12 long-term care homes.
Ottawa Public Health reports an outbreak at Lord Lansdowne retirement residence on Bank Street is over.
One resident and two staff members at the retirement residence had tested positive for novel coronavirus.