The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa has fallen for a second day in a row after a record-breaking one-day peak of 142 cases on Friday.

Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 count, issued Sunday afternoon, showed an increase of 82 new cases. Ontario health officials reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in the nation's capital on Sunday, down from 96 on Saturday.

Ontario is reporting 566 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 39,700 were completed. Locally, there are 196 new cases in Toronto, 123 in Peel and 81 in Ottawa. 62% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 534 more resolved cases.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 4, 2020

The new cases in Ottawa are among 566 new cases of COVID-19 reported provincewide. The other two hot spots identified by the government, Toronto and Peel region, saw 196 new cases and 123 new cases, respectively.

The testing backlog, according to provincial figures, fell from 91,322 to 78,953 tests still under investigation across Ontario. Ottawa Public Health has only reported local testing figures up to Sept. 30. It's also unclear how many of Ontario's test under investigation are for people in Ottawa. 

The figures from Ontario's daily epidemiologic summary sometimes differ from local figures provided by Ottawa Public Health later in the day.

According to Ottawa Public Health, there have been 4,708 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began. 

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa for the first day in a week. The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 293 residents.


The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses in Ottawa continues to rise. 

Ottawa Public Health said Sunday there were 27 people in hospital with COVID-19 complications, up from 25 in Saturday's report. Five people are in intensive care, up from four.


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

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

Three new cases were reported by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health on Sunday.

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

According to Quebec health officials, there were 39 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 810 active cases of the disease in the city, up 24 from Saturday's report.

Another 58 cases are now considered resolved, bringing the city's recovery rate to 3,605 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


The number of total lab-confirmed cases in the 20-29 age group has surpassed 1,000, after 20 new cases were reported in that demographic on Sunday.

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

  • 0-9 years old: 12 new cases (276 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Eight new cases (440 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 20 new cases (1,008 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 11 new cases (645 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Eight new cases (588 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 10 new cases (539 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Eight new cases (386 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Two new cases (266 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: One new case (330 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Two new cases (229 cases total)

The age of one case is still unknown.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 46 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

New outbreaks were declared at the Stittsville Seniors' Residence by Revera, the City of Ottawa-run Peter D. Clark long-term care home, the Dalhousie Parents Daycare, and two schools: Abraar Elementary School and École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Kateri.

The outbreaks at Garderie éducative Renée Tassé and Andrew Fleck Children's Services have ended.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Elementary School (NEW)
  2. Aladin Childcare Services
  3. Assumption School
  4. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – home daycare
  5. Dalhousie Parents Daycare (NEW)
  6. École élémentaire Catholique Montfort
  7. École élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Kateri (NEW)
  8. École élémentaire publique Seraphin Marion
  9. Grandir Ensemble – Edouard Bond
  10. Grandir Ensemble – George Etienne Cartier childcare
  11. La Coccinelle – Notre Place
  12. La Coccinelle – Reine Des Bois
  13. Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
  14. Little School Daycare
  15. Lycée Claudel school
  16. MIFO – Notre Dame Des Champs
  17. Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school
  18. Riverside Montessori Preschool
  19. Unlicensed Home Day Care (no other details)
  20. 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" 
  11. Montfort Hospital "4C Med" 
  12. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  13. Oakpark Retirement
  14. Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  15. Peter D. Clark (NEW)
  16. Promenade Retirement Residence
  17. Rideau Place
  18. Robertson Home
  19. Rooming House
  20. St. Louis Residence
  21. St. Vincent Hospital 5 North
  22. Starwood long-term care home
  23. Stittsville Seniors' Residence by Revera (NEW)
  24. Waterford Retirement Community
  25. West End Villa
  26. 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).