COVID-19 in Ottawa: Quick Facts for April 11, 2021

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OTTAWA – Hello. Here is the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa.

Fast facts:

  • Ottawa sees record one-day increase in new COVID-19 cases
  • Ottawa Medical Officer of Health Says Saturday’s COVID-19 Case Count is “a Record We Don’t Want to Keep Beating”
  • Appointments at Ottawa COVID-19 Community Immunization Clinics “Temporarily Full”
  • COVID-19 test offered to asymptomatic education workers and students during April vacation

COVID-19 in numbers in Ottawa (Ottawa Public Health data):

  • New COVID-19 cases: 325 new cases on Saturday
  • COVID-19 total cas name: 19 355
  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 154,7
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 9.2% (April 2-8)
  • Reproduction number: 1.08 (seven day average)

Trial:

Who should take a test?

Ottawa Public Health says you can take a COVID-19 test at an assessment center, care clinic, or community testing site if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as notified by Ottawa Public Health or by notification of exposure through the COVID Alert app;
  • You are a resident or work in an environment that has an outbreak of COVID-19, as identified and notified by Ottawa Public Health;
  • You are a resident, worker or visitor of long-term care, retirement homes, homeless shelters or other places of gathering (for example: group homes, community supported living, communities or meeting places specific to people with disabilities, short-term rehabilitation, hospices) and other shelters);
  • You are a person who identifies as First Nations, Inuit or Métis;
  • You are a person traveling to work in a remote First Nations, Inuit or Métis community;
  • You have received a preliminary positive result through rapid tests;
  • You should have a test 72 hours before a scheduled surgery (elective or urgent) (as recommended by your healthcare provider);
  • You are a patient and / or their 1 accompanying person traveling outside the country for medical treatment;
  • You are an international student who has passed your 14 day quarantine period;
  • You are a farm worker;
  • You are an educator who does not have access to pharmacy tests; or
  • You are part of a targeted testing group, as directed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health guidelines.

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Ottawa:

There are several COVID-19 testing sites in Ottawa. To make an appointment, visit https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx

  • The Brewer Ottawa Hospital / CHEO Assessment Center: Open Monday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Center at 300 Coventry Road: open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Moodie Care and Testing Center: open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (tests only)
  • Heron care and screening center: open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ray Friel care and testing center: open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tests only)
  • COVID-19 Assessment Center at Howard Darwin Centennial Arena: open daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Downtown Community Health Center: open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Center: open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Somerset West Community Health Center: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool:

To check and see if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa, click here.

COVID-19 screening tool:

The COVID-19 screening tool for students returning to classes in person can be found here.

Symptoms:

Classic symptoms: fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath

Other symptoms: sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pneumonia, runny nose or new or unexplained nasal congestion

Less common symptoms: unexplained fatigue, body aches, headache, delirium, chills, red / inflamed eyes, croup

Ottawa Public Health reported 325 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, a one-day record for new cases of the novel coronavirus.

It follows 242 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, the previous one-day record.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, 2020, Ottawa Public Health has reported 19,355 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 475 deaths.

There are 73 people in the hospital.

“A record that we do not want to continue to beat”

On the day Ottawa set a new record for COVID-19 cases, the medical officer of health urged everyone to stay home.

“Today we report that 325 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 – a record that we don’t want to continue breaking,” Dr Vera Etches said in a statement on Twitter.

“It shows the urgent need for everyone to stay at home, except for essential reasons. Ottawa, we lowered the curve before and together we can do it again. “

Eligible Ottawa residents will have to wait until the City of Ottawa receives more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before making an appointment.

The city of Ottawa announced on Saturday evening that there are currently no new appointments available to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the four mass vaccination clinics.

Residents 60 and older across Ottawa are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at community immunization clinics in Ottawa.

Ontario opened eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to residents aged 50 and over who live in certain “hot spots” on Friday.

Asymptomatic teachers, education workers, students and children in day care centers can be tested for COVID-19 during spring break.

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force said staff and students will be temporarily eligible for COVID-19 testing at select pharmacies and mobile testing clinics targeting schools in priority areas between the 12th. and April 19.

The blitz aims to “support a safe return to in-person learning after the April holidays,” the task force said.

Visit the Ontario COVID-19 Assessment Centers website and select “pharmacies” for an up-to-date list of pharmacies offering COVID-19 testing.

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