One death, five new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa
OTTAWA -- The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa has surpassed 1,900.
Ottawa Public Health announced five new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, along with one new death linked to the virus.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Ottawa on March 11, there has been 1,901 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 234 deaths.
There are currently 35 Ottawa residents being treated in hospital for COVID-19.
The median age of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is 56-years-old, with the youngest case involving a four-month-old child.
Recovering from COVID-19
Ottawa Public Health says 79 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa are resolved.
A total of 1,503 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
There are currently 164 active, laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
Transmission of COVID-19
The daily epidemiology report from Ottawa Public Health shows 76 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in Ottawa are linked to contact with a case or associated with an institution outbreak.
A total of 1,436 of the 1,901 cases of COVID-19 have been connected to close contact with a COVID-19 case or associated with an outbreak in a long-term care home, retirement home, hospital, shelter or group home.
Ottawa Public Health says 180 cases are linked to community transmission, while 172 COVID-19 cases were due to travel.