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Ottawa Public Health is reporting 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, the 14th straight day with fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the capital.

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard shows 21 of the 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday involved residents under the age of 30.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 13,485 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 422 deaths.

The 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday follows 61 new cases on Wednesday, 27 new cases on Tuesday and 22 new cases on Monday.

The last time Ottawa Public Health reported more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa was Jan. 21, when 180 new cases were announced.

Across Ontario, there are 1,563 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Health officials reported 584 cases in Toronto, 265 in Peel Region and 132 in York Region.

Public Health Ontario reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday. There is sometimes a discrepancy in case numbers due to when the COVID-19 data is pulled from the database.

OTTAWA'S COVID-19 KEY STATISTICS

Ottawa Public Health moved Ottawa into its red zone in early January.

A provincial stay-at-home order has been in effect since Jan. 14, 2021.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 31.8 cases (down from 35.5 cases on Wednesday)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 1.9 per cent (Jan. 27 - Feb. 2)
  • Reproduction number: 0.85 (seven day average)

Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing. 

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa continues to fall.

Ottawa Public Health reported 457 active cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, down from 483 active cases on Wednesday and 516 on Tuesday. The number of active cases has been steadily falling since peaking at 1,286 on Jan. 16, 2021.

Another 65 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. The health unit says there are 12,606 resolved cases of COVID-19.

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

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health says there are 30 people in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 complications.

Six people remain in intensive care.

Of the people in hospital with COVID-19, two are in their 40s, four are in their 50s, seven are in their 60s (three are in the ICU), three are in their 70s (one is in the ICU), eight are in their 80s (two are in the ICU), and six are 90 or older.

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CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

  • 0-9 years old: Six new cases (988 total cases)
  • 10-19 years-old: Three new cases (1,672 total cases)
  • 20-29 years-old: 12 new cases (2,879 total cases)
  • 30-39 years-old: One new cases (1,873 total cases)
  • 40-49 years-old: Six new cases (1,754 total cases)
  • 50-59 years-old: Seven new cases (1,615 total cases)
  • 60-69-years-old: Four new cases (984 total cases)
  • 70-79 years-old: Zero new cases (603 total cases)
  • 80-89 years-old: One new case (675 total cases)
  • 90+ years old: One new case (439 total cases)

The ages of three people with COVID-19 are unknown. 

COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reported 1,102 swabs were taken at Ottawa assessment centres on Feb. 2.

A total 6,458 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Feb. 2.

The average turnaround from the time the swab is taken at a testing site to the result is 29 hours in Ottawa.

COVID-19 ACROSS THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 20 new cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: Two new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health: Three cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: One new case

INSTITUTIONAL OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 28 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home and an Ottawa Group home.

The COVID-19 outbreaks are over at Extendicare Medex, an Ottawa shelter and Centre D'Accueil Champlain

There are three active community outbreaks, linked to a health workplace, a distribution workplace and a restaurant.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Andrew Fleck Children's Services Home Child Care – 29580
  2. Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (NEW)
  3. Cornerstone Children's Centre
  4. Greely Elementary School
  5. Little Acorn Early Learning Centre
  6. Playtime Daycare Centre – Licensed Childcare

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

  1. Extendicare Laurier Manor
  2. Extendicare West End Villa
  3. Forest Hill
  4. Garden Terrace
  5. Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home (NEW)
  6. Group Home - 28608
  7. Group Home - 29049
  8. Group Home – 29052
  9. Group Home – 32432 (NEW)
  10. Heritage Retirement
  11. Oakpark Retirement Community
  12. Richmond Care Home
  13. Shelter - 28778
  14. Shelter – 28677
  15. Shelter- 29770
  16. Shelter – 29860
  17. Sisters of Charity - Couvent Mont St. Joseph
  18. St. Patrick's Home
  19. Stirling Park Retirement Community
  20. Valley Stream Retirement Residence
  21. Villa Marconi
  22. Villagia in the Glebe

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).