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Health officials are reporting a big drop in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, Ottawa saw 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, down from 132 on Sunday.

Ontario is reporting 948 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 315 new cases in Toronto, 269 in Peel, 81 in York Region and 64 in Ottawa. There are 826 more resolved cases and over 27,900 tests completed.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) November 2, 2020

Updated local figures from Ottawa Public Health show 65 new confirmed infections. Provincial figures sometimes differ from OPH figures due to the steps involved in classifying cases at the provincial level. 

Acording to OPH's COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 7,197 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were reported on Monday. Ottawa's death toll from COVID-19 stands at 328 residents. 

The seven-day average of new cases by their reported date, according to data from Ottawa Public Health, is 78.1, as of Nov. 1. On Oct. 25, the average was 72.3. 

The new cases in Ottawa are among 948 new cases of COVID-19 reported across Ontario on Monday.

TESTING

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 790 swabs were taken at COVID-19 assessment centres on Nov. 1 and laboratories performed 2,254 tests. There are 562 people waiting for COVID-19 test results in Ottawa.

The average turnaround time for a high-priority test was 22 hours on Nov. 1.

The average positivity rate for Ottawa during the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27 was 2.8 per cent.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

No new hospitalizations were confirmed on Monday. 

OPH says 51 people are presently in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 symptoms, while four remain in the ICU.

Of the people in hospital, one is in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 40s, two are in their 50s, 12 are in their 60s, 14 are in their 70s, 12 are in their 80s, and eight are 90 or older.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 fell slightly on Monday to 750 active cases, down from 762 on Sunday.

Seventy-seven new recoveries were reported on Monday. OPH says 6,119 cases in Ottawa are considered resolved.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-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. 

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CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

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

  • 0-9 years old: Four new cases (457 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Three new cases (799 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 18 new cases (1,500 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 10 new cases (954 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Eight new cases (910 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 10 new cases (843 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Four new cases (571 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: One new case (381 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Four new cases (462 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Two new cases (319 cases total)

The age of one person with COVID-19 is currently unknown.

COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported 11 new cases in its region on Monday.

One new case was confirmed by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health reported zero new cases.

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit also reported no new cases on Monday.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported one new case.

The Quebec government reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region, which includes Gatineau.

INSTITUTIONAL OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 42 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

No new outbreaks were declared on Monday. Four outbreaks have ended.

There are two open community outbreaks at unidentified workplaces.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Académie Providence Seours Antonines School
  2. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – Home Daycare (5)
  3. École élémentaire catholique George-Étienne Cartier
  4. École élémentaire catholique Montfort
  5. Foster Farm Daycare
  6. Ottawa Islamic School
  7. St. Bernadette "Petit pas a trois"

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

  1. Alta Vista Manor
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 3
  3. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 4
  4. Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
  5. Beacon Heights retirement home
  6. Bridlewood Retirement home
  7. Christian Horizons 9
  8. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  9. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  10. Forest Hill long-term care home
  11. Garden Terrace
  12. Garry J. Armstrong
  13. Glebe Centre
  14. Granite Ridge Care Community
  15. Heritage Retirement
  16. Hillel Lodge
  17. Hôpital Montfort 4C Med
  18. Innovative Community Support Services
  19. Innovative Community Support Services (Barnwell)
  20. Laurier Manor
  21. Longfields Manor
  22. Lord Lansdowne retirement home
  23. Manoir Marochel
  24. Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
  25. Park Place
  26. Riverpath Retirement
  27. Robertson House
  28. Rockcliffe Retirement
  29. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  30. St. Patrick's Home
  31. St. Vincent Hospital (5 South)
  32. Starwood
  33. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N
  34. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 6W
  35. West End Villa

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).