Seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Ottawa this week

Seven new deaths related to COVID-19 are being reported in Ottawa this week, as Ottawa Public Health warned, “COVID levels remain high in the community.”

Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new deaths related to COVID-19 in Ottawa since Tuesday.

“We are halfway through this summer vacation season and COVID levels remain high in the community. Make the most of summer by staying healthy and using layers of protection,” OPH said. on Twitter.

“Vaccines are the best way to protect against COVID-19. Any dose, any clinic, any time!”

The health unit says that while detection levels of the sewage virus are decreasing, the positivity rate is increasing.

There are 30 Ottawa residents hospitalized with an active COVID-19 infection, up from 27 on Tuesday. There are three people in intensive care with an active COVID-19 infection.

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: 68 patients (as of Tuesday) (vs. 72 patients Friday)
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: 41 patients (compared to 34 patients on Tuesday)
  • Montfort Hospital: 23 patients (against 28 patients on Tuesday)
  • CHEO: Three patients (Unchanged from Friday; next update August 8)

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 313 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since Tuesday.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, there have been 78,741 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 851 deaths.

Seven new outbreaks have been declared in Ottawa this week, but the total number of outbreaks has decreased. There are 61 ongoing outbreaks in retirement homes, long-term care homes, hospitals and other settings.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (July 28 – August 3): 56.9 (vs. 70.2)
  • Seven-day average of the positivity rate in the Ottawa community, including long-term care: 21.45%
  • Known active cases: 1,027 (-147)


Updated August 2

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 916,738
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 884,476
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 586,789
  • 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: 64%

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


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 20 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 11 in hospital, 1 in intensive care
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 7 in hospital, 2 in intensive care (as of August 2)
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 5 in hospital, 1 in intensive care (as of August 3)
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 4 in hospital, 0 in intensive care
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 92 in hospital, 2 in intensive care


Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations (as of Friday, August 5):

  • 13 long-term care homes
  • 25 retirement homes
  • 16 hospital units
  • 7 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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