Eight new cases added by OPH on Tuesday – .

Eight new cases added by OPH on Tuesday – .

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports that eight other people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, the lowest daily number of cases since August.

The seven-day average is 27.7, down from 35.4 last Tuesday and 62.2 last month.

To date, PHO has recorded 30,535 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the start of the pandemic. No new deaths were reported on Tuesday. A total of 602 Ottawa residents have died from COVID-19.

The last time PHO reported a single-digit case count in its daily snapshot was on August 9, when five new cases were added to the total.

The number of known active cases fell on Tuesday as the number of resolved cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain low.

The number of daily cases is generally lower on Tuesday.

Ontario Public Health reported 20 new cases in Ottawa on Tuesday. PHO’s numbers often differ from Public Health Ontario’s because the two health agencies pull data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day. The province’s total number of cases in Ottawa is slightly lower than what PHO reports, at 30,522.

Across the province, health officials have confirmed 328 new infections. Four more Ontarians have died from COVID-19 and 498 existing cases are now considered resolved.

Six cases of COVID-19 have been reported in health units around Ottawa, including two in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, one in Hastings Prince Edward, two in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington , and one in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.


Ottawa is now in step 3 of the Roadmap plan to reopen Ontario.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (October 11 to October 17): 19.1 (up from 17.8)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (Oct 11-Oct 17): 1.8 percent
  • Number of reproduction (average over seven days): 0.95

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.


Health Minister Christine Elliott said 223 of the 328 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario were in people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown, while 105 cases are in people who are fully vaccinated .

There are 260 people in Ontario hospitalized with COVID-19, 35 of whom are fully vaccinated. The others are not or their status is unknown. Twenty-six of 159 people with COVID-19 in intensive care units across the province are fully immune.

Data from Ottawa Public Health suggests that unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people.


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

Starting Monday :

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 826,780
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 787,531
  • Share of the population aged 12 and over with at least one dose: 90%
  • Share of population aged 12 and over fully vaccinated: 85%
  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 1,372,642

* 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.


There are 237 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, up from 263 active cases on Monday.

Ottawa Public Health has reported 34 new resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 29,696.

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.


There are seven people in Ottawa area hospitals with illnesses related to COVID-19 and there are four people in the ICU.

Age categories of hospitalized people:

  • 0-9 : 0
  • 10-19 : 0
  • 20-29 : 0
  • 30-39 : 0
  • 40-49: 2 (1 in intensive care)
  • 50-59 : 0
  • 60-69: 1 (1 in intensive care)
  • 70-79: 4 (2 in intensive care)
  • 80-89 : 0
  • 90+ : 0

(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people hospitalized with an “active” infection)


  • 0-9 years: Four new cases (2,810 cases in total)
  • 10-19 years: One new case (4,045 cases in total)
  • 20-29 years: Zero new cases (6,852 cases in total)
  • 30-39 years: three new cases (4,690 cases in total)
  • 40-49 years: one case removed from the total (4,015 cases in total)
  • 50-59 years: Zero new cases (3,506 cases in total)
  • 60-69 years: Zero new cases (2,068 cases in total)
  • 70-79 years: One new case (1140 cases in total)
  • 80-89 years: Zero new cases (874 cases in total)
  • 90 years and over: zero new cases (532 cases in total)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health data:

  • Total Alpha cases (B.1.1.7): 6,849
  • Total name of cas bêta (B.1.351): 513
  • Total name of cas gamma (P.1): 55
  • Total Delta cases (B.1.617.2): 767
  • Total number of variants of concern / mutation cases: 11,070
  • Deaths linked to variants / mutations: 108

* 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 which may differ from previous reports.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Two New Cases
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: A New Case
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: two new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: a new case
  • Renfrew County & District Health Unit: zero new cases


Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities and community outbreaks in Ottawa.

Community epidemics:

Schools and child care spaces that are currently experiencing outbreaks: (five elementary schools, two high schools and one daycare)

  • Mauril-Belanger Public Elementary School (Oct. 4)
  • Dr FJ McDonald Catholic Elementary School (Oct 6)
  • Chapman Mills Elementary School (Oct 12)
  • Childcare Pinecrest Queensway Headstart (Oct 12)
  • Fielding Drive Public School (Oct 13)
  • Charlotte Lemieux Public Elementary School (Oct. 14)
  • D. Roy Kennedy Public School (October 15)
  • Mamawi Public Elementary School – West Ottawa (Oct. 17)

Health facilities and places of assembly experiencing epidemics:


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