Record 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday
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.
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:
- Aladin Childcare Services
- Andrew Fleck Children's Services
- Assumption School
- Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
- École élémentaire Catholique Montfort
- École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
- École secondaire publique Louis-Riel
- Franco-Ouest secondary school
- Gabrielle Roy Public School
- Garderie éducative Renée Tassé
- Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
- Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare
- La Coccinelle – Notre Place
- La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
- Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
- Unlicensed Home Day Care (no other details)
- Little School Daycare
- Lycée Claudel school
- MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
- Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school
- Riverside Montessori Preschool
- The Glebe Parent's Daycare – First Avenue campus
- WeeWatch Orleans
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:
- Carlingwood Retirement Community
- Centre d'accueil Champlain
- Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
- Extendicare Medex
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
- Garry J. Armstrong
- Hunt Club Manor
- Hillel Lodge
- Laurier Manor
- Montfort Hospital "3C"
- New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
- Oakpark Retirement
- Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
- Promenade Retirement Residence
- Rideau Place (NEW)
- Rooming House
- Robertson Home
- St. Louis Residence
- St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
- Starwood long-term care home
- Waterford Retirement Community
- West End Villa
- 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).