COVID-19 hospitalizations and active cases in Ottawa continue to fall

Ottawa Public Health says 11 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19.

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Wednesday.

To date, OPH has reported 27,671 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began. 591 residents of Ottawa have died due to COVID-19.

The number of known active cases is down to 81, and there are now five people in hospital with COVID-19 complications. 

Across the province, health officials recorded another 184 confirmed cases and 322 newly resolved cases. Another 14 Ontarians have died.

One new case of COVID-19 was reported elsewhere in eastern Ontario, in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health region. One case was removed from the totals in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. No new cases were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit or the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit.

OTTAWA'S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS

Step Two of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan began at 12:01 a.m. June 30.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (June 22 to June 28): 6.3 (down from 7.4)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (June 23 to June 29): 0.7 per cent (down from 0.9 per cent June 21-27)
  • Reproduction number (seven day average): 0.89

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.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

As of June 30:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 728,195 (+5,652)
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 302,943 (+34,054) 
  • Share of population 12 and older with at least one dose: 79 per cent
  • Share of population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 33 per cent
  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 976,570 (+53,820 Pfizer, +33,320 Moderna)

*Total doses received does not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses includes anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

There are 81 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, down from 86 active cases on Tuesday.

OPH reported that 16 more people recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is now 26,999.

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.

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HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health reported five people in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 related illnesses on Wednesday.

There is one person in the intensive care unit.

Hospitalizations (and ICU admissions) by age category:

  • 0-9: 0 
  • 10-19: 0
  • 20-29: 0
  • 30-39: 1
  • 40-49: 0
  • 50-59: 1
  • 60-69: 1
  • 70-79: 1 (1 in ICU)
  • 80-89: 1
  • 90+: 0

These data are based on figures from Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard, which refer to residents of Ottawa and do not include patient transfers from other regions.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

Ottawa Public Health data*:

  • Total Alpha (B.1.1.7) cases: 6,632 (+1)
  • Total Beta (B.1.351) cases: 369 (+1)
  • Total Gamma (P.1) cases: 33 
  • Total Delta (B.1.617.2) cases: 22 (+4)
  • Percent of new cases with variant/mutation in last 30 days: 52 per cent
  • Total variants of concern/mutation cases: 7,665 (+16)
  • Deaths linked to variants/mutations: 86 

*OPH notes that that VOC and mutation trends must be treated with caution due to the varying time required to complete VOC testing and/or genomic analysis following the initial positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Test results may be completed in batches and data corrections or updates can result in changes to case counts that may differ from past reports.

COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

  • 0-9 years old: Four new cases (2,281 total cases)
  • 10-19 years-old: Zero new cases (3,555 total cases)
  • 20-29 years-old: Two new cases (6,221 total cases)
  • 30-39 years-old: Four new cases (4,230 total cases)
  • 40-49 years-old: Zero new cases (3,631 total cases)
  • 50-59 years-old: One new case (3,322 total cases)
  • 60-69-years-old: Zero new cases (1,958 total cases)
  • 70-79 years-old: Zero new cases (1,092 total cases)
  • 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (858 total cases)
  • 90+ years old: Zero new cases (520 total cases)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases total)  

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Zero new cases
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: One new case
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: One case removed
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Zero new cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: One case removed
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): Nine new cases

COVID-19 TESTING

Ottawa Public Health says 911 Ottawa residents were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, for a daily positivity rate of 0.66 per cent.

The weekly average positivity rate for the week of June 23 to 29 is 0.7 per cent.

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force said Tuesday that the average turnaround from the time a swab is taken at an assessment site to the result is 13 hours.

 

INSTITUTIONAL OUTBREAKS

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

Active community outbreaks are:

  • Workplace - Hotel/Bed and Breakfast: One outbreak
  • Workplace - Retail: One outbreak

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Portia Learning Centre (June 15)
  2. La Coccinelle Des Sentiers (June 15)

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

  1. Shelter A-18110 (June 13)

As of April 7, two cases of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home with an with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the facility is considered an outbreak in a long-term care home or retirement home. One laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member or resident of other institutions such as shelters, group homes, is considered an outbreak. In childcare settings, two children or staff or household member cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the childcare establishment is considered an outbreak in a childcare establishment.