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60 new cases as Ontario records six-month high – .

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday as the province reports more than 1,000 new cases for the first time in six months.

Ontario health officials reported 1,031 new cases in Ontario on Friday, the highest number since May 30.

Ottawa recorded 62 new cases on Thursday, the highest number since early October, and 50 on Wednesday.

Hospitalizations in Ottawa remain stable, with 10 people hospitalized with the virus on Friday, up from 11 on Thursday. Two people are in intensive care.

The number of active cases stands at 363.

The province’s seven-day moving average is now 866, up from 711 on the same date last week. Four new deaths in Ontario have also been recorded.

Ottawa Public Health will release a full overview of the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa early Friday afternoon.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (November 25 to December 1): 30.3 (vs. 29.0)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (November 26 to December 2): 2.2% (vs. 2.1)
  • Number of reproductions (seven-day average): 1.02

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.


Of the 286 Ontario residents hospitalized with COVID-19, 225 are not fully immunized or have unknown vaccine status.

There are 146 people in intensive care units across Ontario with COVID-19. Of these, 119 are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status.


Ottawa Public Health has updated its immunization numbers to include children aged five to 11, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The health unit publishes vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Starting on Friday :

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 860,401 (+ 5,608)
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 814,745 (+758)
  • Proportion or population aged five and over who received at least one dose: 86%
  • Proportion of the population aged five and over fully vaccinated: 82%

* Statistics for Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who has been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


There are 363 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, up from 350 on Thursday.

Ottawa Public Health has reported 47 new resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 31,179.

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.


10 people in Ottawa-area hospitals are suffering from COVID-19-related illnesses on Friday, up from 11 on Thursday. This includes two people in the intensive care unit.

Age categories of hospitalized people:

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


  • 0-9 years: 12 new cases (3,149 cases in total)
  • 10-19 years: 15 new cases (4,309 cases in total)
  • 20-29 years: two new cases (7,085 cases in total)
  • 30-39 years: Nine new cases (4,917 cases in total)
  • 40-49 years: 11 new cases (4,215 cases in total)
  • 50-59 years: Four new cases (3,663 cases in total)
  • 60-69 years: five new cases (2,168 cases in total)
  • 70-79 years: One new case (1,194 cases in total)
  • 80-89 years: One new case (905 cases in total)
  • 90 years and over: one new case (551 cases in total)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (4 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health has added the new Omicron variant to its list of variants of concern.

  • Total Alpha cases (B.1.1.7): 6,850
  • Total name of cas bêta (B.1.351): 513
  • Total gamma cases (P.1): 55
  • Total Delta cases (B.1.617.2): 1,221
  • Total Omicron cases (B.1.1.529): 4
  • Total number of variants of concern / mutation cases: 12,319
  • Deaths linked to variants / mutations: 122

* 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.


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force says 2,651 swabs were processed at assessment centers in Ottawa on Wednesday. A total of 3,629 laboratory tests were performed.

The average turnaround time from when the swab is taken from a test site to the result is 24 hours.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 15 new cases
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 10 new cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 30 new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: six new cases
  • Renfrew County & District Health Unit: 12 new cases


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities and community outbreaks in Ottawa. There are five ongoing outbreaks in health care facilities and 19 in daycares and schools.

Community epidemics:

Schools and daycares that are currently experiencing outbreaks:

  1. Marie-Curie Public Elementary School (Nov. 5)
  2. Assumption Catholic Primary School (Nov. 8)
  3. Académie Providence Sisters Antonines (Nov. 16)
  4. Carlington Recreation Center – Licensed Child Care Center (November 17)
  5. Le Carrefour – Approved childcare services in the Center (Nov. 18)
  6. Wee Watch – Licensed Family Day Care – Kanata (Nov 18)
  7. Chesterton Academy (November 21)
  8. St. Rita Primary School (November 21)
  9. Lamoureux Catholic Elementary School of Personalized Education (Nov. 21)
  10. Pinecrest Public School (November 21)
  11. Carson Grove Elementary School (November 22)
  12. Holy Redeemer Primary School (November 22)
  13. Chapel Hill Catholic School (November 23)
  14. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School (Nov. 24)
  15. Inuuqatigiit licensed child care service – Overbrook (Nov 25)
  16. Notre-Dame High School (November 25)
  17. Maryvale Academy of Ottawa (November 26)
  18. Frank Ryan Catholic Middle School (November 26)
  19. Farley Mowat Public School (November 28)
  20. Half Moon Bay Public School (December 1) NEW

Health facilities and places of assembly experiencing epidemics:

  1. Retirement Residence Portobello (Nov 3)
  2. Rooming house (Nov 12)
  3. Chapel Hill Retirement Residence – 3rd Floor (Nov 13)
  4. Maison Saint-Patrick – Floors 3, 4, 5 (November 17)
  5. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – Unit B2 (Nov 19)


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