COVID news Ottawa: Four new deaths reported Wednesday

On Wednesday, Ottawa Public Health reports four new deaths from COVID-19 in the city.

Since the start of the pandemic, OPH data shows that 782 Ottawa residents have died after contracting COVID-19.

The number of Ottawa residents hospitalized with an active infection rose from 39 to 34 on Tuesday. There are four people in intensive care, compared to six.

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

Here is an overview of the number of COVID-19 patients in each hospital:

  • The Ottawa Hospital: 84 patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: 10 patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 18 patients
  • CHEO: Three patients

The latest update from Ottawa’s COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Project shows a downward trend in the final days of April. The seven-day average virus has been through much of the past month.

OPH reported 182 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city on Wednesday. The number of known active cases continues to decline. The daily case count is considered an underrepresentation of the true amount of COVID-19 in the community due to provincial restrictions on who can access a PCR test.

On Wednesday, provincial health officials reported 31 new deaths from COVID-19 across the province. Nineteen were caused by COVID-19, while the disease contributed to 10 others. The other two are still under study. There are 1,698 people in hospitals across the province with COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 199 patients in intensive care.

KEY STATISTICS ON COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 65 to May 2): 95.8 (from 93.8 previously)
  • Seven-day average of the positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (May 3): 15.75%
  • Known active cases: 1,385 (-74)

Graph representing COVID-19 sewage viral signal in Ottawa. Data last reported on 2022-05-02. (613covid.ca/wastewater/)

VACCINES AGAINST COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

Updated April 25.

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 915,737
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 879,628
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 572,200
  • Percentage of the population aged five and over having received at least one dose: 92%
  • Share of population five years and older fully vaccinated: 89%
  • Proportion of the population aged 12 and over receiving at least three doses: 63%

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

AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 8 in hospital, 4 in intensive care
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 40 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 12 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 7 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 1 in intensive care
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 76 hospitalized, 4 in intensive care

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

COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

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

  • 14 long-term care homes
  • 27 retirement homes
  • 8 hospital units
  • 9 other collective establishments (group homes, assisted living, etc.)

OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and daycares or community outbreaks, such as those related to local businesses, religious institutions or sports and recreational activities.

A complete list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

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