COVID-19 in Ottawa: Quick Facts for April 17, 2021

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

Fast facts:

  • Ottawa Police will begin setting up checkpoints at the five crossings between Ottawa and Gatineau on Monday
  • Ontario announces new restrictions on social gatherings, playgrounds and essential retail businesses in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19
  • Ottawa Public Health has reported over 300 cases of COVID-19 for the sixth time in seven days
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital cuts surgeries, services as COVID-19 cases rise

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

  • New COVID-19 cases: 345 new cases Friday
  • COVID-19 total cas name: 21 311
  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 218,8
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 10.5% (April 7 to 13)
  • Reproduction number: 1.21 (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 disability-specific meeting places, 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 instructed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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.
  • Southwest Ottawa COVID-19 Assessment Center at the Richmond Memorial Community Center: open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 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: 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 police will begin setting up checkpoints at the five interprovincial crossings between Ottawa and Gatineau on Monday, under new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Ontario government.

“From what I understood at the outset, it is scheduled to be 24/7 and last for several weeks,” said the Ottawa police chief, Peter Sloly, during a Friday night press briefing.

“This will be a big challenge for us in terms of staffing. “

Premier Doug Ford announced new restrictions on interprovincial travel between Ontario and Manitoba and Ontario and Quebec in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Quebec government announced Friday evening that it would also close its borders to non-essential travel across the Quebec-Ontario border.

The Ontario government is extending the stay-at-home order by two weeks and imposing new restrictions on recreation, social gatherings and retail.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced “urgent actions” to stop rapidly growing rates of COVID-19 cases on Friday afternoon.

The new restrictions include:

  • Restrict interprovincial travel to Ontario from Manitoba and Quebec
  • Ban all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events
  • Close all non-essential workplaces in the construction industry
  • Reduce capacity limits to 25% at all retail establishments where in-store purchases are permitted, including supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores
  • Close all outdoor recreational facilities, such as golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, and playing fields, with a few exceptions

As of Monday, April 19, capacity for weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies will be capped at a maximum of 10 people indoors and outdoors.

City officials say they understand Ottawa’s parks will remain open for walking, but amenities are to close.

COVID-19 in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health reported more than 300 cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa for the sixth time in seven days on Friday, as hospitalizations hit an all-time high during the pandemic.

Public health reported 345 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, as well as one new death linked to the virus. In total, 170 of the 345 new cases of COVID-19 involve Ottawa residents under the age of 30.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, 2020, there have been 21,311 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 480 deaths.

For the first time during the pandemic, the number of people in Ottawa-area hospitals suffering from COVID-19-related illnesses has exceeded 100 patients. As of Friday, there were 104 people in Ottawa-area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses, including 34 in ICUs.

Queensway Carleton Hospital cuts surgeries and services as COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record levels in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health reported 104 patients in Ottawa-area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses and 33 people in intensive care on Friday.

“QCH has taken the next step in its pandemic plan and has further reduced surgeries and services to prepare for the increased needs of COVID in Ottawa,” the Queensway Carleton Hospital said on Twitter.

“This will make more staff available – including nurses and therapists – for other pressing priorities. “

Queensway Carleton Hospital had 30 COVID-19 patients as of Friday, including 12 in the ICU.

Queensway Carleton Hospital

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