On Friday, three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa; increased community transmission

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OTTAWA –
Ottawa Public Health is reporting three new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa on Friday, with four new recovery cases and no new deaths. However, Ottawa Public Health also reports that community transmission of COVID-19 is increasing.

Since March 11, 2,104 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ottawa and 263 people have died.

No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in Ottawa since June 26.

Three people remain in hospital with COVID-19 complications, including one in intensive care.

COVID-19 recovery

There are 43 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health reports that 85% of COVID-19 cases are now resolved.

A total of 1,798 people recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Outbreaks

There are two active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes in Ottawa.

Hatching continues at the Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Center and the Rideau Building at the Perley and Rideau Veterans ‘Health Center.

Community transmission on the rise

The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard includes a 14-day moving average of confirmed cases that are not linked to any known source. According to OPH, these cases are attributable to community transmission.

These are cases that are not related to travel, an outbreak in an establishment, close contact with a confirmed case, or health care or front-line workers who should be in regular contact with positive people for COVID or potentially positive for COVID.

According to the dashboard, 47% of the 50 cases on average during the 14 days preceding June 29 inclusive have no known source. In early June, this figure was 25%.

SPO says there is an intention to delay the delivery of these figures by three days to allow time for the assessment of risk factors to occur.

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