Two new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa
Two new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa
Two more Ottawa residents have died due to COVID-19, while the number of people in hospital with an active COVID-19 infection increased slightly at the start of the long weekend.
Ottawa Public Health reports 10 people in Ottawa area hospitals with an active COVID-19 infection, up from nine on Thursday. There are no patients in the ICU with an active COVID-19 infection.
OPH hospitalization figures only represent Ottawa residents who are in hospital because of an active case of COVID-19. Local hospitals report higher figures, which include patients who were admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 but have tested positive and patients who are not from Ottawa.
Here is a look at how many COVID-19 patients are in each hospital:
- The Ottawa Hospital: 56 patients
- Queensway Carleton Hospital: Eight patients
- Montfort Hospital: 10 patients
- CHEO: Three patients
OPH reported 70 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Daily case counts are considered an underrepresentation of the true amount of COVID-19 in the community due to provincial restrictions on who can access a PCR test.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa in March 2020, there have been 73,028 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 803 deaths.
The COVID-19 viral signal in Ottawa’s wastewater continues to decline. The seven-day mean viral signal is at its lowest level since March 23.
Public Health Ontario reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, as hospitalizations continue to decrease. As of Friday, there are 1,165 patients in hospital due to COVID-19 across the province.
OTTAWA'S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS
- COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (May 12 to 18): 40.2 (down from 46.3)
- Seven-day average of positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (May 18): 8.29 per cent
- Known active cases: 676 (-12)
COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA
Updated May 16.
- Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 916,525
- Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 880,837
- Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 576,065
- Share of population five and older with at least one dose: 92 per cent
- Share of population five and older fully vaccinated: 89 per cent
- Share of population 12 and older with at least three doses: 63 per cent
*Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or more doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.
AROUND THE REGION
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 6 in hospital, 1 in ICU
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 16 in hospital, 2 in ICU
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 12 in hospital, 3 in ICU
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 9 in hospital, 3 in ICU
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 7 in hospital, 0 in ICU
- Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 60 in hospital, 1 in ICU
These figures are based on the latest data from each respective health unit at the time of publishing.
Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:
- 7 long-term care homes
- 9 retirement homes
- 10 hospital units
- 2 other congregate settings (group homes, supported independent living, etc.)
OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and childcare settings nor community outbreaks, such as those linked to local businesses, religious institutions, or sports and recreation activities.
A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH's COVID-19 dashboard.
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