OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health reports 142 more Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the highest one-day increase in new cases of novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 142 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa on Thursday, along with two new deaths.  

Sixty-three of the 142 new cases of COVID-19 involved Ottawa residents between the ages of 20 and 39. 

The record number of new cases of COVID-19 prompted Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches to warn Ottawa's "health care system is in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 4,530 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 291 deaths.

There are currently 24 people in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses, including four in the ICU.

Across Ontario, 732 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, with 323 new cases in Toronto and 111 in Peel Region.

The 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday is the single highest one-day total for new cases since the start of the pandemic. The previous high was 105 new cases, set back on Tuesday.

Active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

There are 767 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the highest number of active cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. There were 677 active cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday.

A total of 3,472 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

Cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa by age

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

  • 0-9 years old: Eleven new cases (256 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 21 new cases (419 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 44 new cases (957 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 19 new cases (623 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 15 new cases (564 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Eight new cases (520 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Four new cases (375 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Ten new cases (263 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Five new case (327 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Three new case (224 cases total)

The ages of two cases is still unknown.


Intuitional Outbreaks

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 46 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Rideau Place retirement home. A staff member has tested positive.

The COVID-19 outbreaks at City View Centre daycare, Garderie Tunney's daycare and Wee Watch West home child care have been declared over.  The COVID-19 outbreak is also over at Villagia in the Glebe Retirement Residence.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Aladin Childcare Services  
  2. Andrew Fleck Children's Services 
  3. Assumption School 
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare 
  5. École élémentaire Catholique Montfort 
  6. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion 
  7. École secondaire publique Louis-Riel 
  8. Franco-Ouest secondary school 
  9. Gabrielle Roy Public School 
  10. Garderie éducative Renée Tassé
  11. Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond 
  12. Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare 
  13. La Coccinelle – Notre Place  
  14. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois 
  15. Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School 
  16. Unlicensed Home Day Care  (no other details)
  17. Little School Daycare 
  18. Lycée Claudel school 
  19. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs 
  20. Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school 
  21. Riverside Montessori Preschool 
  22. The Glebe Parent's Daycare – First Avenue campus 
  23. WeeWatch Orleans

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

  1. Carlingwood Retirement Community
  2. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  3. Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
  4. Extendicare Medex
  5. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  6. Garry J. Armstrong
  7. Hunt Club Manor
  8. Hillel Lodge
  9. Laurier Manor
  10. Montfort Hospital "3C"
  11. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  12. Oakpark Retirement
  13. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  14. Promenade Retirement Residence 
  15. Rideau Place (NEW)
  16. Rooming House
  17. Robertson Home
  18. St. Louis Residence
  19. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  20. Starwood long-term care home
  21. Waterford Retirement Community
  22. West End Villa
  23. Westwood Building 1

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).