OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa Wednesday, the same number that was reported on Tuesday.

The 16 new cases reported in Ottawa are among 88 new confirmed cases reported provincewide.


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According to Ottawa Public Health's daily COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 2,871 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the first case was confirmed on March 11.

No new deaths were reported on Wednesday. The death toll from COVID-19 in Ottawa stands at 266 residents.

Twelve people are in hospital with COVID-19 complications, three more than in Tuesday's report. No one is in intensive care.

Around the region, four new cases were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (191 cases total); two new cases were reported by Hasting Prince Edward Public Health (50 cases total); and one new case was reported by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health (112 cases total). 

No new cases were reported by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit or the Renfrew County and District Health Unit.


The number of known active cases rose for a third day in a row to 174.

Eight new active cases were reported Wednesday.

OPH also reported eight new resolved cases for a total of 2,431 or 84.7 per cent of all known cases to date.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 is the number of total lab-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.

Ottawa Public Health continues to day the actual number of COVID-19 infections in the city could be between five and 30 times greater than the number of lab-confirmed infections.


Seven of the 16 new cases reported Wednesday were in people in their 20s. Two cases were in people 70 or older.

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

  • 0-9 years old: Zero new cases (110 cases total, 18 active)
  • 10-19 years-old: Three new cases (192 cases total, 30 active)
  • 20-29 years-old: Seven new cases (483 cases total, 41 active)
  • 30-39 years-old: One new case (387 cases total, 23 active)
  • 40-49 years-old: Two new cases (358 cases total, 14 active)
  • 50-59 years-old: One new case (388 cases total, 28 active)
  • 60-69-years-old: Zero new cases (279 cases total, 10 active)
  • 70-79 years-old: One new case (196 cases total, 2 active)
  • 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (277 cases total, 0 active)
  • 90+ years: One new case (201 cases total, 3 active)


There are seven active institutional outbreaks in Ottawa.

One new outbreak was added to OPH's COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday.

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, child care centres, and other institutions experiencing an outbreak are:

  • Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  • Billingswood Manor
  • Carling Family Shelter
  • Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence (NEW)
  • Christian Horizons
  • Garry J. Armstrong
  • St. Louis Residence

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.

Click here for the latest figures on all institutional outbreaks in Ottawa.