COVID-19 in Ottawa: 20 new cases in the city, reports OPH

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says another 20 people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19 and that there are two more people in the hospital because of the virus.

To date, OPH has reported 30,832 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa residents. No new deaths were reported Saturday. A total of 603 residents of Ottawa have died due to COVID-19.

The number of patients with an active case of COVID-19 increased slightly on Saturday after an increase on Friday; however, the number of seniors in Ottawa with active COVID-19 continues to decline.

Across the province, health officials confirmed 356 new cases of COVID-19, down from 419 on Friday. A further four Ontarians have died due to COVID-19, and 340 previously reported cases are now considered resolved.

The province also reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in health units around Ottawa, including six in the Eastern Ontario Health Units region, four in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health area and one in Renfrew County and the District Public Health region.

Public Health Ontario added 18 cases to its total number for Ottawa on Saturday. Figures from OPH often differ from Public Health Ontarios because the two health agencies pull data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day.


Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (October 22 to October 28): 16.6 (down from 18.3)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (October 22 to October 28): 1.4 percent.

  • Reproduction Number (average of seven days): 0.98 (up from 0.93)

Reproduction values ​​greater than 1 indicate that the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means that the scatter is decreasing.


Of the cases logged today, 230 were people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 126 are in fully vaccinated people.

There are 213 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, 36 of whom are fully vaccinated. The remaining 177 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status. Of the 132 people in intensive care units in Ontario, 13 are fully vaccinated, while the remaining 119 are not or have an unknown vaccination status.

Locally, Ottawa Public Health data suggest that unvaccinated people are nine times more likely to get COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people.


Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

From Friday:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 831,824

  • Ottawa Residents with 2 Doses (12+): 796,997

  • Proportion of the population 12 and older with at least one dose: 90 per cent

  • Proportion of the population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 86 per cent

  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 1,372,642

* Total doses received do not include doses sent to pharmacies and primary clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa zip code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


There are 208 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, down from 213 on Friday.

Ottawa Public Health reported 25 more recently resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 30,021.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.


There are eight people in Ottawa area hospitals with COVID-19-related diseases on Saturday, up from six on Friday.

Two people are in intensive care units in Ottawa with an active case of COVID-19.

Age categories of persons in the hospital:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 0

  • 30-39: 1

  • 40-49: 0

  • 50-59: 0

  • 60-69: 2

  • 70-79: 3 (2 in intensive care unit)

  • 80-89: 2

  • 90+: 0

(Ottawa Public Health now reports people in the hospital with an “active” infection)


  • 0-9 years old: One new case (2,880 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: Two new cases (4,104 in total)

  • 20-29 years: Six new cases (6,887 in total)

  • 30-39 years: Four new cases (4,733 in total)

  • 40-49 years: Three new cases (4,053 in total)

  • 50-59 years: Two new cases (3,535 in total)

  • 60-69-year-old: A new case (2,078 cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: Zero new cases (1,148 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: One new case (878 cases in total)

  • 90+ years old: Zero new cases (533 cases in total)

  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health data:

  • Total Alpha (B.1.1.7) cases: 6,849

  • Total beta (B.1.351) cases: 513

  • Total gamma (P.1) cases: 55

  • Total Delta (B.1.617.2) cases: 831 (+22)

  • Total variants of concern / mutation cases: 11,454

  • Deaths associated with variants / mutations: 108

* OPH notes that VOC and mutation trends should be treated with caution due to the varying time required to perform VOC testing and / or genomic analysis after the first positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Test results may be completed in batches, and data corrections or updates may result in changes in the number of cases that may differ from previous reports.


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 1,839 inoculations were processed at assessment centers in Ottawa on Thursday.

A total of 3,421 laboratory tests were conducted in Ottawa on Thursday.

The average treatment time from the time the swab is taken at a test site to the result is 21 hours.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Six New Cases

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: Four New Cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: Zero New Cases

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Zero new cases

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: A New Case


Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks at institutions and community outbreaks in Ottawa.

Community outbreak:

  • Workplace – Restaurant: An eruption

Schools and childcare facilities currently experiencing outbreaks: (nine primary schools, two childcare centers)

  • Charlotte Lemieux Public Elementary School (October 14)

  • D. Roy Kennedy Public School (October 15)

  • St. Monica Elementary School (October 17)

  • Childcare – Barrhaven (October 18)

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School (October 19)

  • Growing Together childcare George-Étienne-Cartier (October 20)

  • Des Sentiers Public Elementary School (October 21)

  • George-Étienne-Cartier Catholic Elementary School (October 22)

  • Assumption Catholic Elementary School (October 25)

  • Queen Elizabeth Public School (October 27)

  • Des Pionier Catholic Primary School (October 27) NEW

  • Michaëlle-Jean Public Elementary School (October 28) NEW

Health care and community environments that experience outbreaks:

  • Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – A2, A5, B5 units (October 26)

  • Shelter (October 26)


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