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Ottawa Public Health says COVID levels high in Ottawa, as hospitalizations remain stable

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Ottawa Public Health says COVID-19 levels remain in high in the community at the end of the second week of the school year.

The health unit is reporting a small rise in the positivity rate, the COVID-19 rate per 100,000 people and COVID-19 outbreaks on Friday, while hospitalizations remain stable.

There are 25 Ottawa residents in hospital with an active COVID-19 infection, unchanged from Tuesday's update. There are three people in the ICU because of an active COVID-19 infection.

OPH hospitalization figures only represent Ottawa residents who are in hospital because of an active case of COVID-19. Local hospitals report higher figures, which include patients who were admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 but have tested positive and patients who are not from Ottawa.

Here is a look at how many COVID-19 patients are in each hospital:

  • The Ottawa Hospital: 66 patients (down from 67 patients on Sept. 13)
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: 16 patients (up from 12 patients on Sept. 13)
  •  Montfort Hospital: 19 (up from 14 patients on Sept. 13)
  • CHEO: Three patients (down from five patients on Sept. 13)

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 236 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since Tuesday, and no new deaths linked to the virus.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Ottawa in March 2020, OPH has reported 81,616 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 885 deaths.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (Sept. 5-11): 37.9 (up from 31.3)
  • Seven-day average of positivity rate in the Ottawa community, including long-term care: 11.8 per cent
  • Known active cases: 562 (+75)


Updated Sept. 12

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 921,537
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 889,649
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 596,671
  • Share of population five and older with at least one dose: 93 per cent
  • Share of population five and older with at least two doses: 90 per cent
  • Share of population five and older with at least three doses: 60 per cent

*Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or more doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 8 in hospital, 0 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 31 in hospital, 2 in ICU  (Updated on Tuesdays only)
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 13 in hospital, 3 in ICU (Updated on Tuesdays only)
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 5 in hospital, 1 in ICU (Updated on Wednesdays)
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 4 in hospital, 0 in ICU (Updated on Thursdays)
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 79 in hospital, 2 in ICU


Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations

  • 1 in group homes
  • 5 in hospitals
  • 7 in long-term care homes
  • 11 in retirement homes

OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and childcare settings nor community outbreaks, such as those linked to local businesses, religious institutions, or sports and recreation activities.

A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH's COVID-19 outbreak dashboard. Top Stories


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