OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, the lowest number of new cases in a day all month.

There have been two days of record high case counts in October, and four days where the count was over 100. This is the first day this month there has been fewer than 60 cases.

Across Ontario, 649 new cases of COVID-19 were reported.

The new figures from OPH on Sunday bring the total number of all laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa to 5,427. 

In the past seven days, there has been an average of 102.7 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Last Sunday, there was an average of 92.1 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the previous seven days.

No new deaths were reported on Sunday. Ottawa's death toll from COVID-19 stands at 297.


Ontario performed 44,138 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours. The current testing backlog in the province stands at 45,837 tests still under investigation across the province, down from 56,138 on Saturday. Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard does not show how many Ottawa residents are waiting for test results. The most recent figure from the dashboard says 1,467 people were tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 7, with 3.9 per cent of all tests coming back positive.


Ottawa Public Health says there are 37 people in the hospital with COVID-19, down by two from Saturday's figure of 39. 

Nine people remain in intensive care, the same figure that was shared on Saturday.

On Oct. 4, there were 27 people in hospital with COVID-19 complications and five in intensive care.

OPH says, as of Oct. 7, 101 per cent of acute beds across the city's health-care system are occupied, including 44 per cent of all ICU beds and 15 per cent of ICU ventilator beds.



Ottawa Public Health is reporting 816 known active cases of COVID-19, down from 847 on Saturday.

The decrease was driven by a larger increase of recoveries than new cases.

OPH says 84 additional people have recovered from COVID-19 symptoms in Ottawa, bringing the city's recovery rate to 4,313 total cases.

The number of active cases is the number of all 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.



Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 6 new cases (332 cases total)

Hasting Prince Edward Public Health: 0 new cases (63 cases total)

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 5 new cases (163 cases total)

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 3 new cases (406 cases total)

Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 4 new case (67 cases total)

Outaouais: 31 new cases (1,776 cases total)


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

  • 0-9 years old: 3 new cases (331 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 8 new cases (533 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 17 new cases (1,198 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 6 new cases (733 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 6 new cases (687 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 5 new cases (619 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: 4 new cases (436 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: 1 new case (290 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: 5 new cases (352 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: 2 new cases (243 cases total)

The ages of five cases are still unknown.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 68 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

Four new outbreaks were added Sunday at an Andrew Fleck Children's Services location, a Bairn Croft Residential Services location, the Royal Ottawa Place long-term care home and the Tamir Foundation.

Outbreaks have been declared over at Prince of Peace Catholic School, Riverside Montessori Preschool, and Laurier Manor.

There are three active community outbreaks at unidentified workplaces.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Elementary School
  2. Adult High School ESL Childcare Program
  3. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – 2020-10-05 (NEW)
  4. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – Orleans
  5. Andrew Fleck Children's Services – Kilborn
  6. Berrigan Public School
  7. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – 4
  8. Dalhousie Parents Daycare
  9. École élémentaire Catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  10. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Kateri
  11. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Marie
  12. École élémentaire publique Louis-Riel
  13. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  14. École secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité
  15. Ecole Secondaire Catholique Garneau
  16. Garderie Tunney's Daycare 
  17. La Coccinelle – Notre Place
  18. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  19. Little School Daycare
  20. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  21. Service A L'Enfance Aladin Childcare Services
  22. Service A L'Enfance Aladin, St-Anne
  23. St. Luke School 
  24. WeeWatch Orleans 2

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

  1. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 2
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 3
  3. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 4
  4. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 5
  5. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 6
  6. Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence (NEW)
  7. Bridlewood Trails
  8. Carlingview Manor
  9. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  10. Chapel Hill retirement home
  11. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  12. Colonel By retirement home
  13. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  14. Emergency Housing West 
  15. Extendicare Medex
  16. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  17. Fairfield Retirement Home
  18. Garry J. Armstrong
  19. Longfields Manor
  20. Madonna Care Community
  21. Manoir Marochel
  22. Montfort Hospital "3e Santé Mental"
  23. Montfort Hospital "4C Med"
  24. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  25. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus ER 
  26. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre - Gatineau Building
  27. Peter D. Clark
  28. Prince of Wales Manor 
  29. Promenade Retirement Residence
  30. The Ravines retirement home 
  31. Rideau Place
  32. Rooming House
  33. Royal Ottawa Place long-term care home (NEW)
  34. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  35. St. Louis Residence
  36. St. Patrick's Home
  37. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  38. Stittsville Seniors' Residence by Revera
  39. Tamir Foundation (NEW)
  40. Waterford Retirement Community
  41. Welcome Home Residence
  42. West End Villa
  43. Westwood Building 1 retirement home
  44. Windsor Park retirement home

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).