COVID-19: Ontario Reports 70 New Cases, 13 in Ottawa; Gatineau closes its day camp

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Ottawa recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. A new case has been registered in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

Ottawa has not reported any new deaths, but a new outbreak has broken out at Villa Marconi long-term care facility, where a staff member has tested positive.

There are currently 12 institutional outbreaks in the Ottawa area.

Twelve patients are hospitalized, including two in an ICU.

Québec

Gatineau said on Saturday it was closing the Vieux-Verger school day camp and placing all camp counselors in administrative segregation, after a child attending the camp and an adult worker both tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

The person who tested positive attended camp on August 3-4, while the adult worked August 3-7, before “receiving the positive test result.”

Public health authorities conducted an epidemiological investigation which concluded that children and staff at this site presented different levels of risk.

The city has contacted the parents of all children participating in this day camp to inform them of the situation.

Public health recommends that parents and staff be on the lookout for possible symptoms until August 18. Parents of children or employees with symptoms should call 819-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545.

Quebec reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 60,367 in the province.

There were four new deaths, including one that occurred before July 31, bringing the toll to 5,691.

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