Ottawa sees highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases this week
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting the highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases this week.
Seventy-seven new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Ottawa on Friday, along with one new death linked to novel coronavirus.
Thirty-eight of the 77 new cases of COVID-19 involve residents under the age of 30.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 8,104 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 364 deaths.
The 77 new cases of COVID-19 comes after 37 cases were reported on Thursday, 22 cases on Wednesday, 11 cases on Tuesday and 51 cases on Monday. Ottawa Public Health reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday.
Across Ontario, there are 1,418 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Public Health Ontario reports 400 new cases in Peel, 393 cases in Toronto and 168 in York Region.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in the City of Ottawa jumped back above 400 on Friday, after 396 active cases were reported on Thursday.
Ottawa Public Health reports 412 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
A total 7,328 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
The number of active cases is the number of total lab-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.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health's daily report shows 31 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19, down from 43 cases on Thursday.
There are two people in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
Of the people in hospital, one person is in their 40s, one is in their 50s, four are in their 60s, 11 are in their 70s, nine are in their 80s, and five are 90 or older.
In a statement to CTV News Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health said the recent drop in hospitalization numbers is due to a revision in COVID-19 data between the unit and hospitals..
"It recently came to OPH’s attention that there was a discordance between our reported hospitalizations and the counts the hospitals have of those currently in hospital for approximately 20 individuals," said OPH.
"We have been working with our hospital partners to align the discharge dates for these individuals which was reflected in the dashboard today and the next couple of days, resulting in a decline in hospitalization numbers."
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: Eleven new cases (541 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: 14 new cases (936 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: Eleven new cases (1,670 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: 13 new cases (1,064 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Seven new cases (1,024 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Six new case (945 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: Six new cases (633 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Four new cases (416 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: Two new cases (518 cases total)
- 90+ years old: Two new cases (355 cases total)
- The aged of two cases of COVID-19 is unknown
COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA
The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reports 1,449 COVID-19 swabs (tests) were taken at assessment centres in Ottawa on Nov. 18.
A total 4,986 tests were analyzed in Ottawa labs on Wednesday.
Ottawa Public Health reports Ottawa's positivity rate was 2.2 per cent between Nov. 10 to 16.
COVID-19 ACROSS EASTERN ONTARIO
There are five new cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region.
One new case was reported in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Region.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
There are no new cases in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health.
The Quebec government reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais on Friday, which includes Gatineau.
Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 31 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.
A new COVID-19 outbreak was declared at a City of Ottawa shelter.
The COVID-19 outbreaks are over at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges and École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers
The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Cedarview Middle School
- Centrepointe Child Care Services HDC
- Cornerstone Children's Centre - Heatherington Nursery School
- École élémentaire catholique De La Découverte
- École élémentaire catholique Des Pionniers
- École élémentaire catholique Terre-Des-Jeunes
- Esther By Child Care Centre
- La Coccinelle - De La Découverte
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Alta Vista Manor
- Beacon Heights retirement home
- Bridlewood Trails Retirement Home
- Carlingview Manor
- City View retirement home
- Couvent Mont St-Joseph retirement home
- Forest Hill long-term care home
- Glebe Centre
- Longfields Manor
- Maison Acceuil-Sagesse
- Montfort Long-term Care Centre
- Park Place
- Residential program – 20755
- Rooming house location
- St. Patrick's Home
- St. Louis residence
- Shelter – 20868 (NEW)
- Stirling Park Retirement Home
- The Ottawa Hospital Rehab Centre - Special Rehab - Ward B
- Valley Stream Retirement Home
- Waterford Retirement
- 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).