Slight drop in new coronavirus cases in Ottawa on Saturday


OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday. Seventy new cases mark a slight decrease in the number of new daily cases, after 99 cases were reported Friday by Ottawa Public Health and 93 cases were reported Thursday.

According to the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been 5,969 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

From October 11 to 17 inclusive, Ottawa recorded an average of 85 new cases of COVID-19 per day, compared to an average of 106 cases per day from October 4 to 10.

No new deaths were reported on Saturday. The balance sheet of the pandemic is 301 inhabitants. Seventeen people died from COVID-19 in October.

Across Ontario, there have been 805 new cases of COVID-19, after four days of daily case counts in the 700s.


Another person was admitted to an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19-related illnesses on Saturday.

Ottawa Public Health reports that 48 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including eight in the intensive care unit.

Hospitalized people:

  • nine are 90 years of age or older (0 in ICU);

  • eight are 80 years old (0 in ICU);

  • twelve are 70 years old (3 in intensive care);

  • ten are in their sixties (3 in intensive care);

  • six are in their fifties (2 in ICU);

  • two are in their 40s (0 in ICU);

  • one is in his thirties (0 in ICU); and

  • there are currently no people under the age of 30 in hospital or intensive care.


The number of known active cases of COVID-19 declined slightly on Saturday.

There are 785 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, up from 792 active cases on Friday. Over the past week, the number of active cases fell, overall, by 847 on October 10.

A total of 4,883 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases is the total number of laboratory confirmed cases minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after the onset of known symptoms or a positive test result.


The Ontario government says 44,722 COVID-19 tests were carried out across the province in the past 24 hours. The backlog of tests still under investigation stands at 33,630.

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force reported 1,938 swabs were taken at city testing centers on October 15 and 3,800 lab tests were performed. 1,852 people in Ottawa are still awaiting COVID-19 test results as of October 15.


Here’s a breakdown of all known cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa by age category:

  • 0-9 years: eight new cases (374 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: 13 new cases (632 cases in total)

  • 20-29 years: 11 new cases (1306 cases in total)

  • 30-39 years: nine new cases (810 cases in total)

  • 40-49 years: 14 new cases (771 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: Six new cases (676 cases in total)

  • 60-69 years: Six new cases (474 ​​cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: one new case (305 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: two new cases (368 cases in total)

  • 90 years and over: one new case (253 cases in total)


The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in its region on Saturday, for a total of 411 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has reported one new case for a total of 66 cumulative cases.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington public health reported four new cases for a total of 170 cases on Saturday.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, for a total of 414 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, for a total of 76 cases.

Forty-five new cases were reported Saturday in the Outaouais region of Quebec, for a total of 2,008 laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in 74 facilities in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

New outbreaks have been reported at a location in the Ottawa Carleton Children’s Village, Farley Mowat Public School and 6W Wing of the Ottawa Hospital General Campus.

The outbreak at Public school Le Transit Le CAP has ended.

There is an active community outbreak in an unidentified workplace.

The schools and daycares that are currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Abraar Primary School

  2. ESL childcare program for adults

  3. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services – 2020-10-05

  4. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services – 2020-10-06

  5. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services – 2020-10-07

  6. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services – 2020-10-12

  7. Parascholar Center Alpha

  8. Ottawa Carleton Children’s Village (4)

  9. Ottawa Carleton Children’s Village (5) [NEW]

  10. Dalhousie Parents Daycare

  11. Horizon-Jeunesse Catholic Elementary School

  12. Sainte-Marie Catholic Elementary School

  13. Saint-Joseph-d’Orléans Catholic Elementary School

  14. Seraphin Marion Public Elementary School

  15. Franco-Cité Catholic High School

  16. Farley Mowat Public School (NEW)

  17. Garderie Tunney’s Daycare

  18. Growing Together – Pierre Elliott-Trudeau

  19. Kanata Montessori

  20. Garderie Matreshka

  21. Portobello Early Learning Center

  22. Service A L’Enfance Aladin, St-Anne

  23. Saint-Jérôme Catholic School

  24. Saint-Joseph high school

  25. Saint-Luc school

  26. St. Peter High School

Long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals and other spaces that are currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Association for Social Integration of Ottawa – 2

  2. Association for Social Integration of Ottawa – 3

  3. Association for Social Integration of Ottawa – 4

  4. Association for Social Integration of Ottawa – 6

  5. Association for Social Integration of Ottawa – 7

  6. Bairn Croft Residential Services

  7. Bairn Croft Residential Services – Résidence French Hill

  8. Sentiers Bridlewood

  9. Manoir Carlingview

  10. Champlain Visitor Center

  11. Christian horizons 9

  12. Cité Parkway retirement residence

  13. Colonel By Retirement Home

  14. Edinburgh retirement home

  15. West emergency housing

  16. Garry J. Armstrong

  17. Governor’s March

  18. Lodge Hillel

  19. Innovative community support services

  20. Jardin Royal Garden

  21. Manoir Laurier

  22. Longfields Manor

  23. Madonna Care Community

  24. Manoir Marochel

  25. Montfort Hospital “3rd Mental Health”

  26. Montfort “4C Med” Hospital

  27. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell

  28. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N

  29. 6W Ottawa Hospital General Campus (NEW)

  30. Perley Rideau Veterans Health Center – Gatineau Building

  31. Peter D. Clark

  32. Prince of Wales Manor

  33. Les Ravines retirement home

  34. Rideau Place

  35. Rooming house

  36. Royal Ottawa Place Long Term Care Residence

  37. Sisters of Charity retirement home

  38. St. Patrick’s House

  39. Saint-Vincent 5 North Hospital

  40. Starwood

  41. Tamir Foundation

  42. Villa Marconi

  43. Services résidentiels Walk of Grace

  44. Waterford Retirement Community

  45. Villa West End

  46. Westwood Building 1 Retirement Home

  47. Wildpine retirement home

  48. Windsor Park Retirement Home

A single laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home or shelter triggers outbreak response, Public Health says Ottawa. In child care settings, a single confirmed symptomatic case in a staff member, home daycare or child triggers an outbreak.

According to provincial guidelines, a school COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students and / or school staff with an epidemiologic link, within a period of 14 days, when at least one case could reasonably have acquired his infection at school (including transport and before or after school care).


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