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Ottawa COVID-19: City tops 800 COVID-19 deaths

Ottawa passed a somber COVID-19 milestone on Thursday, although hospital admissions remained at low levels for the year.

Two new reported deaths on Thursday brought the city’s population to 801 residents, according to Ottawa Public Health.

OPH has reported eight COVID-19 deaths in the city since Monday.

The number of residents hospitalized for one active COVID-19 case on Thursday was unchanged from Wednesday at nine. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations so far this year. An Ottawa resident is in intensive care with an active case of COVID-19, Wednesday from zero.

OPH hospitalization numbers represent only Ottawa residents hospitalized for an active case of COVID-19. Local hospitals are reporting higher numbers, including patients admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 who have tested positive and patients who are not from Ottawa.

Here’s a look at how many COVID-19 patients are in each hospital:

  • The Ottawa Hospital: 50 patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: Eight patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 13 patients
  • CHEO: Two patients

OPH reported 76 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Daily case counts are considered to underrepresent the actual amount of COVID-19 in the community due to provincial restrictions on access to a PCR test.

COVID-19 virus signal in Ottawa sewage continues to decline. The 7-day mean viral signal is at its lowest since March 23.

Across Ontario, 1,207 people are hospitalized and officials are reporting 23 new COVID-19 deaths.


OTTAWA’S TOP COVID-19 STATISTICS

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (10-16 May): 46.3 (previously 46.1)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (May 17): 9.52 percent
  • Known active cases: 688 (-24)


COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Updated May 16th.

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 916,525
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 880,837
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 576,065
  • Proportion of the population aged five years and older with at least one dose: 92 percent
  • Percentage of fully vaccinated population aged five and over: 89 percent
  • Proportion of the population aged 12 and over with at least three doses: 63 percent

*Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or more vaccinations include all individuals with an Ottawa zip code who have been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 10 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 16 in hospital, 2 in intensive care
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 12 in hospital, 2 in ICU
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 9 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 15 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 60 in hospital, 2 in intensive care

These numbers are based on the latest data from each health department at the time of publication.


COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:

  • 8 nursing homes
  • 12 retirement homes
  • 8 hospital units
  • 2 other shared apartments (shared apartments, supported independent living, etc.)

OPH is no longer reporting school and childcare outbreaks or community outbreaks, such as those linked to local businesses, religious organizations, or sports and recreational activities.

A full list of active outbreak locations is available on OPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

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