Ottawa has lowest daily number of COVID-19 cases in nine months – –

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Ottawa has lowest daily number of COVID-19 cases since September 1, 2020 – –


OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says 10 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19, the lowest daily number of cases reported in the capital since September 1, 2020.

No new deaths were reported for the third consecutive day Tuesday.

Across the province, health officials have confirmed 296 new cases of the virus, the lowest daily report since September 17, 2020. Another 645 cases in Ontario are now considered resolved. Public Health Ontario says 15 more Ontarians have died from COVID-19. Public Health Ontario added 11 new cases to its total for Ottawa on Tuesday. PHO numbers often differ from those provided by Public Health Ontario because the two health agencies pull data for their daily reports at different times of the day.

Only one other case of COVID-19 has been reported elsewhere in the region. A single case was added to the total for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit on Tuesday.

The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard shows that there have been 27,459 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic and 585 residents have died from COVID-19.

The weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants continues to decline and the number of known active cases is at its lowest since the end of November.

However, the estimated reproduction number, which determines how quickly the virus spreads, has increased in recent days. The COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project also shows a recent increase in the viral signal in the city’s wastewater. The sewage signal often begins to increase several days before the number of cases begins to increase.

Speaking on Newstalk 580 CFRA’s “The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll”, Tyson Graber, co-principal investigator of the Wastewater Monitoring Project, said he was unsure of what could be causing the recent peak.

“We are back to the levels we saw in the January wave and we are trying to confirm that, so we are re-running samples to make sure this is real. I hope it will come down, ”he said. .

Graber said there isn’t a lot of data to suggest the Delta variant has moved in large numbers in the Ottawa area, but it’s a possibility his team is watching.

“We haven’t had any strong signals that it’s being heard in large amounts, but here are clues, so we’re tracking that as well,” he said. “We know it’s happened in southern Ontario and it’s really only a matter of time before it gets to Ottawa. “

Graber noted that the number of tests was dropping in Ottawa, which could lead to a drop in the number of cases.

He added that there could be “shocks like this” in wastewater monitoring in the coming weeks.

KEY STATISTICS ON COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The first phase of the Roadmap plan to reopen Ontario began at 12:01 am on June 11.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (June 7 to June 13): 17.5 (up from 18.0)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (June 7 to June 13): 3.3% (vs. 3.9% from June 4 to 10)
  • Number of reproduction (seven-day average): 0.97

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.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Since June 14:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 651,525
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 113,067
  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 663,610

As of Monday, 62 percent of Ottawa’s total population has received at least one dose and 11 percent of Ottawa residents have received two doses.

* Total doses received do not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics for Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who has been vaccinated n anywhere in Ontario.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health has reported that 13 people in Ottawa hospitals are suffering from illnesses linked to COVID-19.

There are five people in intensive care, compared to four.

Hospitalizations (and intensive care admissions) by age category:

  • 0-9 : 0
  • 10-19: 1 (1 in intensive care)
  • 20-29: 2 (1 in intensive care)
  • 30-39: 2 (1 in intensive care)
  • 40-49: 1 (1 in intensive care)
  • 50-59 : 1
  • 60-69 : 0
  • 70-79: 3 (1 in intensive care)
  • 80-89 : 2
  • 90+ : 1

This data is based on figures from the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard, which refer to Ottawa residents and do not include patient transfers from other regions.

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa remains below 400.

There are 307 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, up from 348 active cases on Monday.

OPH reported that 51 other people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. The total number of resolved coronavirus cases in Ottawa is now 26,567.

The number of active cases is the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 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.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

Ottawa Public Health data *:

  • Total B.1.1.7 cases (UK / Alpha variant): 6,510 (+50)
  • Total B.1.351 cases (South Africa / beta variant): 323
  • Total number of P.1 cases (Brazil / Gamma variant): 29
  • Total B.1.617 : 3
  • Total B.1.617.2 (variante delta) : 4
  • Other variant: 1
  • Total number of variants of concern / mutation cases: 7,501 (+50)
  • Deaths linked to variants / mutations: 81

* OPH notes that trends in VOCs and mutations should be treated with caution due to the varying time required to perform VOC testing and / or genomic analysis after the initial positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Test results may be completed in batches, and corrections or updates to data may result in changes in the number of cases that may differ from previous reports.

COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

  • 0-9 years: four new cases (2,251 cases in total)
  • 10-19 years: Two new cases (3,523 cases in total)
  • 20-29 years: Zero new cases (6,162 cases in total)
  • 30-39 years: One new case (4,193 cases in total)
  • 40-49 years: two new cases (3,616 cases in total)
  • 50-59 years: Zero new cases (3,298 cases in total)
  • 60-69 years: One new case (1,947 cases in total)
  • 70-79 years: Zero new cases (1,089 cases in total)
  • 80-89 years: Zero new cases (857 cases in total)
  • 90 years and over: zero new cases (520 cases in total)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases in total)

TEST COVID-19 À OTTAWA

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force said 799 swabs had been processed at local assessment centers in Ottawa on Monday and labs in the region had performed 2,312 tests.

The average time from when a swab is taken from a test site to the result is 19 hours.

There have been 17,162 COVID-19 tests processed in Ontario in the past 24 hours. The health ministry said the positivity rate in the province rose from 2.8% on Monday to 2.3% on Tuesday.

CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: zero new cases
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: zero new cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington public health: zero new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: a new case
  • Renfrew County & District Health Unit: zero new cases
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 12 new cases

INSTITUTIONAL EPIDEMICS

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

Active community outbreaks are:

Schools and daycares that are currently experiencing epidemics are:

  1. Dolphin Tale Daycare (May 30)
  2. The Ladybug – Queen Of The Woods (May 31) NEW
  3. Académie Saint-Laurent daycare (June 2)

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

  1. Center D’Accueil Champlain – institution-wide (May 19)
  2. Ottawa-Carleton Detention Center (May 22)
  3. Garry J Armstrong Long Term Care Home – 5th and 6th Floor (May 24)
  4. Maison Accueil Sagesse – Unit Notre Dame (May 25)
  5. Hospice de Maycourt (June 1)

As of April 7, two cases of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, a retirement home with an epidemiological link, within 14 days, where at least one case could have been reasonably acquired their infection in the facility is considered an outbreak in a long-term care home or retirement home. A laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member or resident of other institutions such as shelters, group homes, is considered an epidemic. In daycare, two children or staff or household members with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period where at least one case could reasonably have acquired their infection in the daycare is considered an outbreak in a daycare.

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