Third consecutive day of triple-digit COVID-19 cases in Ottawa

Third consecutive day of triple-digit COVID-19 cases in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says 133 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the third consecutive day of a triple-digit increase.
PHO reported 139 new cases on Friday and 151 on Thursday.

The new report brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa to 16,755 since the first case was confirmed on March 11, 2020.

No new deaths were reported on Saturday. The death toll in Ottawa from the pandemic stands at 459 residents.

As of Saturday, 2,453 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province. Sixteen other people in the province have died and 1,481 more cases are now considered resolved. The province reported 115 new cases in Ottawa on Saturday. PHO figures sometimes differ from those of the province due to the different times of data collection for the respective daily reports.


Ottawa is in “red control” status for Ontario’s COVID-19.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (March 19-25): 71.9

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 4.6% (March 19-25)

  • Breeding number: 1.18 (seven day average)

Reproduction values ​​greater than 1 indicate that the virus is spreading and that each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means that the propagation is slowing down.

The red control cutoff is a weekly incidence rate of 40 or more cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 2.5% or more and a reproduction number of 1.2 or more.

The orange restriction category of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework includes a weekly rate of cases per 100,000 between 25 and 39.9, a percentage of positivity of 1.3 to 2.4% and a reproduction number of about 1 to 1.1.


On Saturday, Public Health Ontario reported 67 new cases involving variants of concern in Ottawa.

There are 447 variants of cases of concern under investigation.

There are 22 confirmed cases of variant B.1.1.7 in Ottawa and five cases of variant B.1.351.


As of March 26:

OPH says the city received a shipment of 36,270 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on March 22.

* SPO says staff were able to extract additional doses from several vials, which were administered to residents. In a statement on its dashboard, OPH said, “The vaccine inventory is based on a planned dose of 5 doses per vial. Sometimes an additional dose (6th dose) is extracted and successfully administered to clients ”.


There are 30 people in Ottawa area hospitals suffering from COVID-19-related illnesses, up from 29 on Friday.

Ten people are in the intensive care unit, compared to eight.

Of those hospitalized, two are in their thirties, three in their forties (one in the ICU), six in their fifties (two in the ICU), seven in their sixties (four in the ICU), six are 70 years old (three are in intensive care) and six are 80 years old.


The number of people with known active cases of COVID-19 is now above 900 for the first time since late January.

There are 954 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, up from 895 active cases on Friday.

Seventy-four other Ottawa residents have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. Ottawa Public Health reports 15,342 resolved cases of COVID-19 in the capital.

The number of active cases is the total number of COVID-19 cases minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after the known onset of symptoms or a positive test result.


  • 0-9 years: four new cases (1271 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: 18 new cases (2,137 cases in total)

  • 20-29 years: 28 new cases (3664 cases in total)

  • 30-39 years: 20 new cases (2395 cases in total)

  • 40-49 years: 20 new cases (2154 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: 20 new cases (2011 cases in total)

  • 60-69 years: 15 new cases (1206 cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: three new cases (712 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: four new cases (728 cases in total)

  • 90 years and over: one new case (474 ​​cases in total)

  • Unknown: 0 new cases (3 cases in total)


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force reports that 2,520 swabs were processed at assessment centers in Ottawa on March 25.

A total of 5,270 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Thursday.

The average time between when the sample is taken at a test site and the result is 30 hours.

The next update from the Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Working Group will be released on Monday.

Across Ontario, 61,005 COVID-19 tests were performed on Friday.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 23 cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health: five cases

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 17 cases

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Eight cases

  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 68 cases


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in 39 facilities in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

A new epidemic has been declared at Louis Riel high school, involving two students. Another new outbreak has been reported at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, involving a patient and two staff members.

Outbreaks ended at Pierre Savard High School, John McCrae High School, Rodnichok Daycare, Riverside South II Elementary School, Vincent Massey Public School and Carleton Heights Public School .

There are six active community outbreaks: one is related to a construction workplace, one is related to a health workplace, one is related to recreation, one is related to a service workplace, and two are related. to restaurants.

Schools and daycares that are currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Séraphin-Marion Public Elementary School (March 14)

  2. Services de garde Nature and Nurture (14 mars)

  3. St. Luke’s Daycare (March 15)

  4. Arc-en-Ciel Catholic Elementary School (March 19)

  5. Horizon-Jeunesse Catholic Elementary School (March 19)

  6. Gisèle-Lalonde Public High School (March 19)

  7. Henry Larsen Elementary School (March 19)

  8. Franco-Cité Catholic High School (March 21)

  9. Fallingbrook Community Elementary School (March 23)

  10. St. James Elementary School (March 23)

  11. Louis-Riel Public High School (March 25) [NEW]

  12. St. Elizabeth Elementary School (March 25)

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

  1. Shelter (January 26)

  2. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus (February 19)

  3. Madonna Care Community (February 26)

  4. Sarsfield Colonial Home (February 27)

  5. Group home (March 3)

  6. Perley-Rideau Veterans Health Center – Gatineau Building (March 4)

  7. Saint-Vincent Hospital (March 6)

  8. Extendicare Medex (9 mars)

  9. Peter D. Clark LTCH (10 mars)

  10. Group home (March 11)

  11. Friend Westboro Park RH (12 mars)

  12. University of Ottawa Heart Institute (March 12)

  13. Chapel Hill RH (13 mars)

  14. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus (March 13)

  15. Saint-Patrick’s House (March 14)

  16. Osgoode Care Center (March 15)

  17. Saint-Vincent Hospital (March 15)

  18. Manoir Carlingview (16 mars)

  19. University of Ottawa Heart Institute (March 16)

  20. Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital (March 18)

  21. Portobello Retirement Residence (March 18)

  22. Villa Extendicare West End (19 mars)

  23. University of Ottawa Heart Institute (March 21)

  24. Assisted Living (March 23)

  25. Timberwalk Retirement Home (March 24)

  26. Longfields Manor (March 24)

  27. University of Ottawa Heart Institute (March 26) [NEW]

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, according to Public Health Ottawa. In child care facilities, two children or staff or household members of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period when at least one case could reasonably have acquired their Infection in the child care facility is considered an outbreak in a child care facility.

According to provincial guidelines, a COVID-19 outbreak in a school 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).

Two staff or laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a specified hospital unit within a 14-day period where both cases could reasonably have acquired their infection in the hospital are considered a hospital outbreak public.


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