OTTAWA -- Forty-one more Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ottawa Public Health reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday. No new deaths linked to the virus were announced.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa, there have been, 8,608 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 378 deaths.

There were 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches told CTV News at Six on Wednesday that Ottawa's COVID-19 situation remains "pretty stable."

Ottawa's cases per 100,000 people is now 30.8 cases per 100,000 people. Last Friday, Ottawa's rate was 20.8 cases per 100,000.

There are 19 new cases in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.

Across Ontario, there are 1,824 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Public Health Ontario reports 592 new cases in Peel Region, 396 cases in Toronto and 187 in York Region.

Fourteen deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported across Ontario.


There are 25 people in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses.

One person is in the intensive care unit.

Of the people in hospital, one is in their 20s, two are in their 40s, three are in their 60s, seven are in their 70s, nine are in their 80s (one in the ICU), and three are 90 or older.


Ottawa Public Health reports an increase in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

There are 371 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, up from 362 active cases on Wednesday.

A total 7,859 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.


Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:

  • 0-9 years old: Zero new cases (586 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Four new cases (995 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 11 new cases (1,767 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: Ten new cases (1,164 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Five new cases (1,081 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Six new cases (1005 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Two new cases (667 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: One new case (443 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (532 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Two new cases (368 cases total)


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reports 1,603 swabs were taken at assessment centres in Ottawa on Dec. 1.

A total 3,367 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Dec. 1.

Ottawa's positivity rate was 1.5 per cent for the period Nov. 24 to 30.

The taskforce says the average turnaround time to receive a COVID-19 test result is 25 hours.


There are 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.

Four new cases were reported in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported six new cases on Thursday.

There are no new cases in Renfrew County.

Quebec health officials reported 29 new cases in the Outaouais, which includes Gatineau. 


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 26 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

New COVID-19 outbreaks were declared at Aspire Academy, Ecole secondaire catholique Mer Bleue and Ecole secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers.

There are five active community outbreaks: two linked to unspecified social events and three at unidentified workplaces in the city.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Aspire Academy (NEW)
  2. École élémentaire publique Gabrielle Roy
  3. Ecole secondaire catholique Mer Bleue  (NEW)
  4. Ecole secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers (NEW)
  5. Glen Ogilvie Public School 
  6. Manordale Public School
  7. Ottawa Technical Secondary School
  8. Roland Michener Public School

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Alta Vista Manor
  2. Amica Westboro Park
  3. Association Intégration Sociale d'Ottawa - 21034
  4. Bearbrook Retirement Residence
  5. Bridlewood Trails Retirement Home
  6. Carleton Lodge long-term care home
  7. Courtyards on Eagleson
  8. Couvent Mont-Saint-Joseph retirement home
  9. Extendicare Medex
  10. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  11. Extendicare Starwood
  12. Forest Hill long-term care home
  13. Garden Terrace long-term care home
  14. Montfort Hospital - 3C
  15. Park Place
  16. Peter D. Clark long-term care home
  17. Shelter – 20868
  18. St. Patrick's Home
  19. The Glebe Centre
  20. The Ravines retirement home
  21. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus - 5E

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).