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Two new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Public Health is reporting two new deaths in Ottawa linked to COVID-19.
There are now six deaths linked to novel coronavirus in Ottawa.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that the two deaths were not linked to institutional outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
Ottawa Public Health will provide no other details about the deaths to respect the privacy of the person and their families.
CTV News Ottawa has learned a third resident of the Promenade Retirement Residence in Orleans has died due to COVID-19.
A resident at the residence passed away last week, but COVID-19 has now been confirmed as the cause of death.
370 lab confirmed cases
Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Monday.
There are now 370 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
According to Ottawa Public Health, 39 of the cases involve health care workers and first responders.
Thirty people are currently in hospital for treatment, including 14 in the Intensive Care Unit.
Fifty-six people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.