Ottawa Public Health is reporting 117 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, the second-highest one-day spike in new cases since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa.

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 4,970 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 295 deaths.

Ottawa Public Health reports 62 of the 117 new cases of COVID-19 involve residents under the age of 30. 

Across Ontario, officials reported 583 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There were 173 new cases in Toronto, 75 in York Region and 70 in Peel.

Nearly 43,300 tests were completed, while there are 55,413 tests still under investigation.

In Ottawa, the 117 new cases in COVID-19 on Wednesday is the third time the daily case count has topped 100 new cases. A record 142 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Oct. 2.

Hospitalizations linked to COVID-19

There are currently 28 people in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses, up from 27 people in hospital on Tuesday.

There are currently six people in the intensive care unit with COVID-19 related illnesses.

Active cases of COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health reported 810 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, up from 805 cases on Tuesday.

The daily report shows 112 more people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. A total of 3,865 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 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.

Cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa by age category

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

  • 0-9 years old: 13 new case (294 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 18 new cases (476 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 31 new cases (1,082 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 16 new cases (677 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 10 new cases (616 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 10 new cases (568 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Nine new cases (408 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Five new cases (274 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Two new cases (337 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: One new case (233 cases total)
  • The ages of five cases are still unknown.
  COVID-19 Cases in Ottawa

COVID-19 cases around the region

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's region on Wednesday. On Tuesday, 13 new cases were reported.

Two new cases were reported by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health on Wednesday.

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Heath Unit reported four new cases in its region.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported two new cases.

In Quebec, 49 new cases were reported in the Outaouais region, which includes Gatineau. That's the second highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases, following 66 new cases on Tuesday.

Institutional Outbreaks

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 60 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

A new COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Service A L'Enfrance Aladin, St-Anne daycare.

COVID-19 outbreaks have also been declared at Carlingview Manor, Chapel Hill retirement home, Edinburgh Retirement Home, Madonna Care Community, Manoir Marochel and Windsor Park retirement home.

The COVID-19 outbreaks at Assumption School and Ecole elementaire Catholique Montfort has been declared over.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Elementary School
  2. Adult High School ESL Childcare Program 
  3. Aladin Childcare Services
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
  5. Childre's CIllage of Ottawa Carleton - 4
  6. Dalhousie Parents Daycare
  7. École élémentaire Catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  8. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Kateri
  9. École élémentaire Catholique Saint François d'Assise 
  10. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  11. École secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité 
  12. Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
  13. La Coccinelle – Notre Place
  14. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  15. Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
  16. Little School Daycare
  17. Lycée Claudel private school
  18. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  19. Prince of Peace Catholic School 
  20. Riverside Montessori Preschool
  21. Service A L'Enfance Aladin, St-Anne (NEW)
  22. WeeWatch Orleans
  23. WeeWatch Orleans 2

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

  1. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 2 
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa - 3 
  3. Association Integration Sociale d'Ottawa 6 (NEW)
  4. Carlingview Manor (NEW)
  5. Carlingwood Retirement Community
  6. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  7. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  8. Chapel Hill retirement home (NEW)
  9. Edinburgh Retirement Home (NEW)
  10. Extendicare Medex
  11. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  12. Fairfield Retirement Home
  13. Garry J. Armstrong
  14. Laurier Manor
  15. Longfields Manor 
  16. Madonna Care Community (NEW)
  17. Manoir Marochel (NEW)
  18. Montfort Hospital "3e Santé Mental"
  19. Montfort Hospital "4C Med"
  20. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  21. Oakpark Retirement *
  22. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  23. Peter D. Clark
  24. Promenade Retirement Residence
  25. Rideau Place
  26. Rooming House
  27. Sisters of Charity retirement home 
  28. St. Louis Residence
  29. St. Patrick's Home 
  30. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  31. Starwood long-term care home
  32. Stittsville Seniors' Residence by Revera
  33. Waterford Retirement Community
  34. Welcome Home Residence 
  35. Westwood Building 1 retirement home
  36. West End Villa
  37. Windsor Park retirement home (NEW)

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).