No COVID-19 deaths reported in Ottawa Tuesday; hospitalizations steady

Ottawa Public Health is reporting no new COVID-19 deaths in the city today, with hospitalizations holding steady.

To date, 778 residents of Ottawa have died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

OPH is reporting 39 residents in hospital because of an active case of COVID-19, up from 38 on Monday. There are six people in intensive care, up from five.

OPH hospitalization figures only represent Ottawa residents who are in hospital because of an active case of COVID-19. Local hospitals report higher figures, which include patients who were admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 but have tested positive and patients who are not from Ottawa.

Here is a look at how many COVID-19 patients are in each hospital:

  • The Ottawa Hospital: 87 patients 
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: Eight patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 15 patients
  • CHEO: Four patients

OPH reported 71 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday. The number of cases is considered an underestimate of the true COVID-19 numbers in the community due to testing restrictions.

The Ottawa COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project shows a slow but steady decline in the seven-day mean viral signal since a peak on April 11. The signal is on the rise in the most recent data, but remains at a level below where it was in early April.

Ontario officials reported 1,699 people in hospital with COVID-19 across the province on Tuesday and 16 new deaths.

OTTAWA'S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 25 to May 1): 93.8 (down from 94.2)     
  • Seven-day average of positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (May 1): 15.53 per cent
  • Known active cases: 1,459 (-139)

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Updated April 25.

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 915,737 
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 879,628 
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 572,200 
  • Share of population five and older with at least one dose: 92 per cent
  • Share of population five and older fully vaccinated: 89 per cent
  • Share of population 12 and older with at least three doses: 63 per cent

*Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 40 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 15 in hospital, 6 in ICU
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 9 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 76 in hospital, 4 in ICU

These figures are based on the latest data from each respective health unit as of Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:

  • 14 long-term care homes
  • 28 retirement homes
  • 8 hospital units
  • 9 other congregate settings (group homes, supported independent living, etc.)

OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and childcare settings nor community outbreaks, such as those linked to local businesses, religious institutions, or sports and recreation activities.

A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH's COVID-19 dashboard