Two more Ottawa residents have died from COVID-19, while the number of people hospitalized with active COVID-19 infection rose slightly at the start of the long weekend.

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 10 people in Ottawa-area hospitals with an active COVID-19 infection, up from nine on Thursday. There are no patients with an active COVID-19 infection in the intensive care unit.

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: 56 patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: Eight patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 10 patients
  • CHEO: Three patients

OPH reported 70 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. 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.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa in March 2020, there have been 73,028 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 803 deaths.

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

Public Health Ontario on Friday reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths as hospital admissions continue to fall. As of Friday, 1,165 patients are hospitalized across the province due to COVID-19.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (12-18 May): 40.2 (down from 46.3)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (May 18): 8.29 percent
  • Known active cases: 676 (-12)


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.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 6 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, 3 in ICU
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 9 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 7 in hospital, 0 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 60 in hospital, 1 in ICU

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


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

  • 7 nursing homes
  • 9 retirement homes
  • 10 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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