Ottawa sees least new COVID-19 cases in a week

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports its lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 in a week.

In its COVID-19 update panel on Tuesday, OPH reported that 13 more people in Ottawa tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person died. The last time that numbers under 20 was on December 8, when 18 new cases were reported.

This comes amid changes to methods of data extraction at the provincial level that gave Ottawa a negative case on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province made the change on Tuesday, which led to an increase in the number of cases reported across Ontario.

Speaking about “Ottawa at Work with Leslie Roberts” from Newstalk 580 CFRA, Elliott said the numbers are still worrying, despite the data adjustment.

“One of the things about the numbers today is that there were two areas that just joined our new digital system and there was just a bit of reorganization and we finished two-and-a-half extra hours for the numbers to be counted, so here’s one explanation for the higher numbers, ”Elliott said. “Despite this, we are still watching it very closely in some parts of Ontario.”

However, Ottawa’s figure fell by nine cases in the Ontario report. On Monday, Public Health Ontario said its total case count in Ottawa was 9111 since the pandemic began. The province now says there were 9,102 total cases of COVID-19.

Elliott said the provincial figure for Ottawa will be adjusted.

“We’ll have a better idea, I think, tomorrow about where the numbers actually are,” she said.

OPH told CTV News in an email late last week that a realignment of databases was underway, leading to data differences between local and provincial health authorities.

“To exert efforts and align various data sources, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) aligns its database with the provincial database, and as expected, there is a transitional period as redundant cases are eliminated and individuals are appropriately assigned to their jurisdictions outside Ottawa (if applicable). ) “, said OPH. “Considering several factors, it often happens that reported numbers of public health units do not match provincial data during a specific snapshot. This is mainly due to a time delay.”

According to OPH, there have been 9,118 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-10 in the city since the pandemic began.

The death toll in Ottawa from COVID-19 is now 387 residents.


Ottawa remains at the “Orange Limit” level under the provincial reopening framework. Ottawa moved to the restrictive level on November 7th.

The “Orange-Limit” level is for areas with a weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 people between 25 and 39.9, a positivity between 1.3 and 2.4 percent and a reproduction number of 1 to 1.1.

This is where Ottawa stands for these metrics today:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 30.2

  • Positivity in Ottawa: 1.4 percent (7 to 13 December)

  • Reproduction Number: 1.00 (seven-day average)

The “Yellow-Protect” level requires a weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 people between 10 and 24.9, a positivity between 0.5 and 1.2 percent and a breeding number of “around 1,” according to the province.

Active cases of COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of people with active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa fell on Tuesday

OPH says there are 364 people with active infections, down from 388 in Monday’s report.

Thirty-six new recoveries were reported on Tuesday, bringing Ottawa’s number of total resolved cases to 8,367.

The number of active cases is the number of total cases confirmed in a laboratory minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after a known symptom onset or a positive test result.


The number of people in Ottawa hospitals with complications of COVID-19 slowly held up at 23 on Tuesday, however one child under the age of 10 was hospitalized with COVID-19.

There are two people in intensive care.

Of the people in hospital, one is under 10 years old, one is 20 years old, one 30 years old (this person is in the ICU), one 40 years old, one 50 years old, four over 60 years old. years, seven are 70-year-olds, and seven 80-year-olds (one in the ICU).


Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:

  • 0-9 years: Four new cases (641 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: One new case (1,064 cases in total)

  • 20-29 years: Three new cases (a total of 1,897 cases)

  • 30-39 year olds: Three new cases (1,241 cases in total)

  • 40-49 year olds: Zero new cases (1,149 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: One new case (1,057 cases in total)

  • 60-69 year olds: Zero new cases (699 cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: One new case (455 cases in total)

  • 80-89 year olds: Zero new cases (541 cases in total)

  • 90+ years: Zero new cases (374 cases in total)


The number of COVID-19 tests performed in Ontario on Monday was low compared to previous days at 39,566. Public Health Ontario says 45,770 COVID-19 tests are being investigated.

Updated local figures from the Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce are on sale this afternoon.

CASES-19 CASES Around the Region

Public Health Ontario reported the following in health units around eastern Ontario on Tuesday.

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 11 new cases

  • Public Health of Prince Edward Hastings: 4 new cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 5 new cases

  • Health department of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark: 3 new cases

  • Health Company Renfrew County and County: 2 new cases

Quebec health officials have reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region, which includes Gatineau. On Monday, the local public health unit for the Outaouais announced that two more parts of the region will transition to Quebec’s highest alert level COVID-19 on Thursday.


Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks at 19 institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, nurseries, hospitals and schools.

No new explosions were declared on Tuesday and no active explosions ended.

There are three active community outbreaks, all linked to unidentified workplaces.

The schools and childcare facilities currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Lamoureux Personalized Catholic Elementary School

  2. Roger-Saint-Denis Catholic Elementary School

  3. Featherston Drive Public School

  4. Pleasant Park Public School

  5. School Santa Catarina

The long-term care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Ottawa Social Integration Association – 21034

  2. Bridlewood Trails Retirement Home

  3. Champlain Welcome Center

  4. Courtyards on Eagleson

  5. Extend New Orchard Lodge

  6. Extend Starwood

  7. Forest Hill long-term care at home

  8. Group home – 22525

  9. Group home – 22562

  10. Home Welcome-Wisdom

  11. Retirement Home Manotick

  12. Montfort Hospital – 3C

  13. House of San Luis

  14. Ottawa Hospital General Campus – 5E

A single laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home, or shelter triggers an explosive response, according to Ottawa Public Health. In kindergarten settings, a single confirmed, symptomatic case in a staff member, home caregiver, or child triggers an outbreak.

According to provincial guidelines, an outbreak of COVID-19 in a school is defined as two or more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in a laboratory in students and / or employees in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period where at least one case could rationally get their infection at school (including transportation and before or after school care).