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)
  COVID-19 Cases in Ottawa

Institutional Outbreaks

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:

  1. Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  2. Beacon Learning Centre 
  3. Billingswood Manor
  4. Centrepointe Childcare 
  5. Christian Horizons
  6. Dovercourt Recreation Centre (summer camp)
  7. Forest Hill Long-term Care Home
  8. Garry J. Armstrong
  9. Landmark Court
  10. Laurier Manor (NEW)
  11. Madonna Care Community 
  12. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell 
  13. Oakpark Retirement
  14. Portobello Manor 
  15. Rockcliffe Retirement Residence
  16. St. Louis Residence
  17. Timberwalk Retirement Community
  18. 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.