11 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, 9 fewer active cases


Public health officials reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, a throwback to the double-digit case numbers that have become the norm in recent weeks.In total, the nation’s capital has recorded 2,698 confirmed cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

About 86% – or 2,316 – of all cases are now considered resolved, with nine of them resolved since Friday.

There are 37 fewer active cases in the city compared to last Saturday.

The total death toll in Ottawa stands at 264, where he has remained since July 28.

Twelve people are still hospitalized in Ottawa and two people are in intensive care.

There are also three ongoing outbreaks in facilities across the city such as long-term care facilities and daycares.

Ontario reports 106 new cases

In western Quebec, 730 cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths were reported on Saturday afternoon.

The Ontario Ministry of Health reported 106 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day, bringing the last number of newly confirmed cases into triple digits for the first time since Monday.

The majority of new cases reported on Saturday are concentrated in the regions of Peel, Chatham-Kent and Toronto, with 23, 20 and 16 cases, respectively.

Two more people have died in Ontario, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 2,786.


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