COVID-19 in Ottawa: Highlights for May 12, 2021

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COVID-19 in Ottawa: Highlights for May 12, 2021


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

Fast facts:

  • A woman in her 20s has become the youngest person in Ottawa to die from COVID-19.
  • Quebec Premier François Legault announced that emergency restrictions in Gatineau would end on Monday.
  • Ontario will first suspend the rollout of the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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

  • New COVID-19 cases: 67 cases Tuesday.
  • COVID-19 total cas name: 25 513
  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 75,3
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 6.4% (May 3-9)
  • Reproduction number: 0.88 (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 of disabled people or regroupment centers, 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 Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (tests only)
  • Southwest Ottawa COVID-19 Assessment Center at the Richmond Memorial Community Center: open Sunday, Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Downtown Community Health Center: open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 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, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday

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 reports the death of a woman in her twenties from COVID-19, making her the youngest person in the city to succumb to the virus.

The death was included in Tuesday’s COVID-19 dashboard update.

In response to CTV News Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health did not give further details on the woman, citing medical confidentiality, but said her death is a reminder that the pandemic still puts people at risk.

We mourn all those who have died from COVID-19. Every death is a tragedy. It is a sad day and a reminder of the impacts on the family and friends of those who died during the pandemic, ”the statement said.

Ottawa Public Health reported 67 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the lowest daily number of cases since March 23, when 64 cases were announced. Two new deaths were announced on Tuesday.

There have been 25,513 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic and 527 residents have died.

Residents of Gatineau and parts of Quebec’s Outaouais region still under strict COVID-19 measures will soon see restrictions easing.

Premier François Legault announced Tuesday that special emergency measures in Gatineau, Pontiac and the MRC des Collines will be lifted on Monday, allowing the reopening of high schools and certain non-essential businesses, including cinemas, boutiques and stores. , as well as personal and aesthetic care services.

The nighttime curfew will also begin at 9:30 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. as the region moves towards the red zone.

Tuesday, Legault thanked the residents for their efforts.

“In the Outaouais, the population has succeeded in turning the situation around,” he declared. “Thank you to all the people of the Outaouais for their efforts over the past few weeks. “

Legault also urged residents of Ontario to stay in their home province and not to visit stores in the Outaouais region.

“We are also asking our police to verify the arrival of people from Ontario. It is important that they follow their government’s rules and that they do not go to stores in the Outaouais.

Ontario will no longer offer the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to an increase in reports of rare blood clots.

The announcement was made by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Dr. Jessica Hopkins, chief of health protection and emergency preparedness, the risk of thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) associated with the vaccine in Ontario is one in 60,000.

Hopkins later said that as of May 8, eight Ontarians had developed blood clots related to the vaccine.

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