No new deaths from the novel coronavirus were reported Thursday in Ottawa, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
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The latest weekly epidemiology report from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) shows that the second wave of the virus in the nation’s capital was already setting grim records before this week’s spike in cases.
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The local public health unit report shows that the week of September 14-20 saw the highest number of new cases reported since the start of the pandemic, with 385 people testing positive for the virus.
This represents an increase from 244 cases the previous week and surpasses the previous record of 331 cases set the week of April 20.
OPH will release its more comprehensive daily report on the novel coronavirus later Thursday afternoon.
The PHO report will occasionally revise the case numbers provided earlier in the day in the provincial database due to reporting delays.
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