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Ottawa Public Health is reporting 132 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, the largest one-day increase since early October.

This figure is only slightly different from the data shared by Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott Sunday morning.

Ontario is reporting 977 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 279 new cases in Toronto, 238 in Peel, 130 in Ottawa and 113 in York Region. There are 864 more resolved cases and over 37,100 tests completed.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) November 1, 2020

On Saturday, Ontario reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, but figures from Ottawa Public Health were much lower, with 73 new cases. The reason for the discrepancy, OPH said in a statement to CTV News, was provincial officials "catching up" on older cases.

"Occasional discrepancies will happen because several steps are involved in classification and reporting of individuals who are tested and then diagnosed with COVID," a statement from OPH said. "OPH counts (and reports out) individuals for whom we have a positive lab result, whereas the ministry reports cases only once OPH officially confirms them in our database, from which the ministry receives a daily data extract."

The province reported a cumulative total of 6,995 cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic on Saturday, while OPH's total was 7,000.

The new cases reported in Ottawa on Sunday are among 977 new infections reported across Ontario.

The last time Ottawa saw a triple-digit increase in the number of new cases was Oct. 13, when OPH reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. The largest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day was 183 on Oct. 8.

According to open source data from Ottawa Public Health, the seven-day average of newly reported cases by reported date was 79 as of Oct. 31. On Oct. 24, it was 72.9. The seven-day average peaked at 112.9 on Oct. 11.

Five new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Sunday, all linked to outbreaks, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 328 residents.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

The number of people in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 complications jumped dramatically on Sunday to 51. There were 42 people listed in hospital on Saturday.

The number of people in the ICU stands at four.

Of the people in hospital, one is in their 20s, two are in their 30s, one is in their 40s, two are in their 50s, 12 are in their 60s, 13 are in their 70s, 12 are in their 80s, and eight are 90 or older.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa rose Sunday to 762 from 704 on Saturday.

Another 69 recoveries were reported by Ottawa Public Health. OPH says 6,042 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic have recovered.

The number of active cases is the number of all 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.

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CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

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

  • 0-9 years old: Four new cases (453 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: 11 new cases (796 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 14 new cases (1,482 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 10 new cases (944 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: 10 new cases (902 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: 13 new cases (833 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: 13 new cases (567 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: 19 new cases (380 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: 19 new cases (458 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: 21 new cases (317 cases total)

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

Nine new cases were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's region on Sunday.

One new case was reported by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health reported no new cases on Sunday.

Two new cases were reported by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit also reported two new cases on Sunday.

Quebec health officials reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday in the Outaouais region, which includes Gatineau. 

INSTITUTIONAL OUTBREAKS

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

No new outbreaks were declared on Sunday and 11 active outbreaks were closed.

There are three open community outbreaks at unidentified workplaces.

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Académie Providence Seours Antonines School
  2. Children's Place Civic
  3. Children's Village of Ottawa Carleton – Home Daycare (5)
  4. École élémentaire catholique George-Étienne Cartier
  5. École élémentaire catholique Montfort
  6. Foster Farm Daycare
  7. Ottawa Islamic School
  8. St. Bernadette "Petit pas a trois"

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

  1. Alta Vista Manor
  2. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 3
  3. Association pour intégration sociale d'Ottawa – 4
  4. Bairn Croft Residential Services - French Hill Residence
  5. Beacon Heights retirement home
  6. Bridlewood Retirement home
  7. Centre de soins de longue durée Montfort long-term care home
  8. Christian Horizons 9
  9. Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
  10. Edinburgh Retirement Home
  11. Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
  12. Forest Hill long-term care home
  13. Garden Terrace
  14. Garry J. Armstrong
  15. Glebe Centre
  16. Granite Ridge Care Community
  17. Heritage Retirement
  18. Hillel Lodge
  19. Hôpital Montfort 4C Med
  20. Innovative Community Support Services
  21. Innovative Community Support Services (Barnwell)
  22. Laurier Manor
  23. Longfields Manor
  24. Lord Lansdowne retirement home
  25. Manoir Marochel
  26. Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
  27. Park Place
  28. Residence St. Louis
  29. Riverpath Retirement
  30. Robertson House
  31. Rockcliffe Retirement
  32. Sisters of Charity retirement home
  33. St. Patrick's Home
  34. St. Vincent Hospital (5 South)
  35. Starwood
  36. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N
  37. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 6W
  38. 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.

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).