Ottawa Public Health is reporting 96 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, along with two new deaths.

The figure comes one day after a record surge of 142 new cases on Friday, the highest number in a single day to date.

Ontario is reporting 653 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 46,300 tests were completed. Locally, there are 284 new cases in Toronto, 104 in Peel and 97 in Ottawa. 64% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 435 more resolved cases.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 3, 2020

The new cases in Ottawa are among 653 reported across Ontario, with 284 cases reported in Toronto and 104 reported in the Peel region, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The figures from Ontario's daily epidemiologic summary differ from local figures from Ottawa Public Health, which come out later in the day.

According to Ottawa Public Health, there have been 4,626 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the first case was confirmed on March 11. 

Two more people have died of COVID-19, bringing Ottawa's death toll to 293.This is the seventh day in a row that at least one new COVID-19 death has been reported in Ottawa.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose by one to 25, while the number of people in intensive care remained at four. Last Saturday, OPH reported 16 people in hospital and three people in the ICU with COVID-19 complications.


Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's region on Saturday.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit each reported a single new case.

Four new cases were reported by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health on Saturday.

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

According to Quebec health officials, there were 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region in the past 24 hours.


The number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to rise.

Ottawa Public Health says it is aware of 786 active cases of the disease in the city, up 19 from Friday's report.

Another 75 cases are now considered resolved, bringing the city's recovery rate to 3,547 total cases.

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.

  COVID-19 Cases in Ottawa


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

  • 0-9 years old: Eight new cases (264 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 13 new cases (432 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 31 new cases (957 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 11 new cases (634 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 16 new cases (580 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Nine new cases (529 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Three new cases (378 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: One new case (264 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: Two new cases (329 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Three new cases (227 cases total)

The age of one case is still unknown.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 43 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

Two new outbreaks were declared at different wings of the Montfort Hospital on Saturday. Outbreaks were declared over at Hillel Lodge long-term care home and at three schools: Louis Riel, Franco-Ouest and Gabrielle Roy. 

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Aladin Childcare Services
  2. Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  3. Assumption School
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
  5. École élémentaire Catholique Montfort
  6. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  7. Garderie éducative Renée Tassé
  8. Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
  9. Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare
  10. La Coccinelle – Notre Place
  11. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  12. Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
  13. Little School Daycare
  14. Lycée Claudel school
  15. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  16. Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school
  17. Riverside Montessori Preschool
  18. Unlicensed Home Day Care (no other details)
  19. WeeWatch Orleans

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

  1. Carlingwood Retirement Community
  2. Centre d'accueil Champlain
  3. Cite Parkway Retirement Residence
  4. Extendicare Medex
  5. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  6. Garry J. Armstrong
  7. Hunt Club Manor
  8. Laurier Manor
  9. Montfort Hospital "3C"
  10. Montfort Hospital "3e Santé Mental" (NEW)
  11. Montfort Hospital "4C Med" (NEW)
  12. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  13. Oakpark Retirement
  14. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  15. Promenade Retirement Residence
  16. Rideau Place 
  17. Rooming House
  18. Robertson Home
  19. St. Louis Residence
  20. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  21. Starwood long-term care home
  22. Waterford Retirement Community
  23. West End Villa
  24. Westwood Building 1

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).