Ottawa reports 54 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths


Ottawa reported 54 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a drop from daily totals that hovered around 100 in the past four days.There have now been 5,427 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the nation’s capital since the start of the pandemic, and of these, 4,313 are considered resolved.

No new deaths have been reported by Ottawa Public Health (OPH), meaning the death toll from complications related to COVID-19 remains at 297.

The majority of Sunday’s cases, 28, involved people under the age of 30.

Hospitalizations and the number of active cases decreased from the previous report. There are currently 37 people in treatment – two fewer than yesterday – including nine in intensive care unit.

Ottawa now has 816 active cases of the virus, down 31 from Saturday.

There are 71 ongoing outbreaks in facilities like long-term care facilities, daycares and schools.

Ontario reports 649 new cases

OPH reports do not necessarily reflect the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 on the day they are made public; rather, they indicate the number of new cases that SPO is informed of at 2 p.m. the day before.

Ontario reported 649 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with one additional death and four new hospitalizations recorded.

From Saturday, eating indoors in restaurants and bars is prohibited, while gyms, cinemas and casinos are closed. The measures have been in place for at least 28 days.

The total number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 3,004.

Meanwhile, the Outaouais region in western Quebec confirmed 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The region has recorded 1,776 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 restrictions are now roughly the same on both sides of the Ottawa River, as parts of the Outaouais are now under COVID-19 red alert status – the highest possible level in the province of Quebec.


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