COVID-19 in Ottawa: Active cases in Ottawa fall below 200

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says another 22 people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19.

To date, OPH has reported 30,854 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa residents since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported Sunday. Since March 2020, 603 residents of Ottawa have died due to COVID-19.

The number of known active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa fell below 200 for the first time since August on Sunday; however, the number of hospital patients with active COVID-19 is increasing.

The seven-day average in Ottawa is 21.4 cases a day, down from 30.7 a week ago and down from 49.6 four weeks ago.

Around the province, health officials confirmed 340 new cases of COVID-19. Two more Ontarians have died due to COVID-19, and 373 previously reported cases are now considered resolved.

Twenty-eight cases were reported in health units around Ottawa, including 16 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, one in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and one in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark.

Public Health Ontario added 12 new cases of COVID-19 to its total number for Ottawa on Sunday. 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. Public Health Ontario’s total number is 30,828 cases, which lags somewhat behind OPH.

OTTAWA’S KEY STATISTICS FOR COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (October 22 to October 28): 14.5 (down from 16.6)

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

  • Reproduction rate (average of seven days): 0.94 (down from 0.98)

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 decreases.

UNVACCINATED CASES

Of Sunday’s 340 new cases, 223 involve people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 117 are in fully vaccinated persons.

Complete data on the vaccination status of hospital patients in the province is not available on Sundays because some hospitals do not report to the province on weekends.

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

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

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 aged 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 that was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

There are 197 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, down from 208 on Saturday.

The last time active cases were under 200 was in August 2021.

Ottawa Public Health reported 33 more recently resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 30,054.

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.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

There are 11 people in Ottawa area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses on Sundays, up from eight on Saturdays.

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: 4 (2 in intensive care unit)

  • 80-89: 3

  • 90+: 1

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

COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

  • 0-9 years: One new case (2,881 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: Five new cases (4,109 in total)

  • 20-29 years: Three new cases (6,890 in total)

  • 30-39 years: Three new cases (4,736 in total)

  • 40-49 years: One new case (4,054 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: Seven new cases (3,542 in total)

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

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

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

  • 90+ years old: Two new cases (535 cases in total)

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

VARIANTS OF SIGNIFICANCE

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

  • Total variants of concern / mutation cases: 11,460

  • 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 can be performed in batches, and data corrections or updates can result in changes in the number of cases that may differ from previous reports.

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 16 new cases

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: A New Case

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 10 New Cases

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: A New Case

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Zero new cases

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

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)

  • 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 Pionnier Catholic Primary School (October 27)

  • Michaëlle-Jean Public Elementary School (October 28)

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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