As students start to return to school for the start of a new year, Ottawa is seeing a double-digit increase in COVID-19 cases for a tenth time in 11 days.
Ottawa Public Health reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, pushing the COVID-19 case count past 3,000 confirmed cases.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa, there have been 3,009 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 267 new deaths.
No new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Thursday.
There are currently 11 people being treated in an Ottawa hospital for COVID-19, including one in the intensive care unit.
Ontario reported 132 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursday, including 45 cases in Peel Region and 31 cases in Toronto.
Active cases fall below 200
The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa fell below 200 on Thursday.
There are 199 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.
A total of 2,543 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
Case by case breakdown of COVID-19
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
- 0-9 years old: One fewer case (119 cases total)
- 10-19 years-old: Five new cases (215 cases total)
- 20-29 years-old: Four new cases (521 cases total)
- 30-39 years-old: Two new cases (402 cases total)
- 40-49 years-old: Three new cases (374 cases total)
- 50-59 years-old: Three new cases (405 cases total)
- 60-69-years-old: One new case (287 cases total)
- 70-79 years-old: Two new cases (202 cases total)
- 80-89 years-old: Three new cases (281 cases total)
- 90+ years: Zero new cases (202 cases total)
Ottawa Public Health reported one new COVID-19 outbreak at an institution on Wednesday. There are now 18 active COVID-19 outbreaks.
The long-term care homes, retirement homes, child care centres, and other institutions experiencing an outbreak are:
- Andrew Fleck Children's Services
- Beacon Learning Centre
- Billingswood Manor
- Centrepointe Childcare
- Christian Horizons
- Dovercourt Recreation Centre (summer camp)
- Forest Hill Long-term Care Home
- Garry J. Armstrong
- Landmark Court
- Laurier Manor (NEW)
- Madonna Care Community
- New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
- Oakpark Retirement
- Portobello Manor
- Rockcliffe Retirement Residence
- St. Louis Residence
- Timberwalk Retirement Community
- 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.