Ottawa sees highest one-day increase in new COVID-19 cases in two weeks
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health reports 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, the highest one-day increase in new cases in two weeks.
There are also two new deaths linked to novel coronavirus.
Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 6.927 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 323 deaths.
Thirty-seven of the 97 new cases of COVID-19 involve Ottawa residents under the age of 30, while 21 new cases were identified in residents over the age of 80.
Across Ontario, there were 896 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 314 in Toronto, 173 in Peel Region and 115 in York Region.
Public Health Ontario reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday. Sometimes, there is a lag in reporting cases between Ottawa Public Health and Public Health Ontario.
The COVID-19 data shows Ottawa continues to have the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases of the four declared COVID-19 "hot zones" across Ontario.
The 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa is the highest one-day spike in cases since 99 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Oct. 16.
Ottawa's COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reports 1,521 swabs were taken at COVID-19 assessment centres in Ottawa on Wednesday. A total 3,593 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Wednesday.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health reports 42 people are currently in an Ottawa-area hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses. There were 40 people in hospital on Thursday.
Four people are currently in an intensive care unit.
Ottawa Public Health reports of the 40 people in hospital, one person is between the ages of 20 and 29, one person is between the ages of 40 and 49, three people are in their 50s and nine people are in their 60s.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health says there are 698 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
A total 5,906 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.
CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
- 0-9 years old: Seven new cases (442 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: 18 new cases (772 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: 12 new cases (1,453 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: 14 new cases (921 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Four new cases (885 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Four new cases (812 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Eight new cases (551 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Eight new cases (358 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: 12 new cases (436 cases total)
- 90+ years old: 11 new cases (296 cases total)
- The age of one person with COVID-19 is currently unknown.
COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION
Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region on Friday.
There are no new cases in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington public health area.
Three new cases reported in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health's region.
The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
The Quebec Government reported 32 new cases in the Outaouais region, including Gatineau.
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 57 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.
No new outbreaks were reported on Friday.
The COVID-19 outbreaks are over at Wildpine Retirement Home, Centre d'accueil Champlain and The Ravines retirement home
The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Academie Providence Seours Antonines School
- Children's Place Civic
- Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton at Navan
- Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – Home Edition (5)
- École élémentaire publique Gabrielle Roy
- Ecole elementaire catholique George-Etienne Cartier
- Foster Farm Daycare
- Grandir Ensemble - La Maisonée
- Grandir Ensemble – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau
- Guardian Angels School
- Ottawa Islamic School
- Peak Academy School
- St. Rita Catholic School
- St. Bernadette "Petit pas a trois"
- The Children's Place Annex Location
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Alta Vista Manor
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 2
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 3
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 4
- Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 7
- Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
- Beacon Heights retirement home
- Bridlewood Retirement home
- Centre de soins de longue durée Montfort long-term care home
- Christian Horizons 9
- Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
- Edinburgh Retirement Home
- Emergency Housing West
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
- Forest Hill long-term care home
- Garry J. Armstrong
- Glebe Centre
- Granite Ridge Care Community
- Heritage Retirement
- Hillel Lodge
- Hôpital Montfort 4C Med
- Innovative Community Support Services
- Innovative Community Support Services (Barnwell)
- Laurier Manor
- Longfields Manor
- Manoir Marochel
- Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
- Park Place
- Residence St. Louis
- Riverpath Retirement
- Robertson House
- Rockcliffe Retirement
- Sisters of Charity retirement home
- St. Patrick's Home
- St. Vincent Hospital (5 North, 4 North, 3, North, 2 North)
- Tamir Foundation
- The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N
- The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 6W
- Walk of Grace Residential Services – 1
- Walk of Grace Residential Services – 2
- West End Villa
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).