COVID-19 in Ottawa: Six more deaths in Ottawa on Saturday

According to Ottawa Public Health, six more people have died from COVID-19 in Ottawa and hospitalizations are on the rise.

There have been 646 COVID-19 related deaths in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic. Two men and four women, all over the age of 60, were included in SPO’s update on Saturday.

The number of people currently in hospital being treated for an active COVID-19 infection rose to 67 on Saturday, and there are now nine people in intensive care.

The Ottawa Hospital said the Omicron wave was unlike anything seen before in the pandemic, and they had to make several operational changes.

“As much as we hate to say it, it’s not business as usual,” the hospital said in a statement Friday.

OPH has reported 469 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, although testing is limited in Ontario, officials warn that the number of cases does not reflect the full picture of COVID-19 in the community. Another 839 previously reported cases are now considered resolved. The number of known active cases has fallen to just over 5,100. As of last week, there were more than 8,000 known active cases in the city.

The COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Project has shown a steady increase in virus signal since the start of the year, but there are signs that the virus signal may have peaked and is leveling off. Current data shows a slight decline since January 5.

To date, OPH has recorded 52,746 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Ontario health officials said Saturday there were 3,957 people in hospitals across the province with COVID-19, including 558 in intensive care. Forty-three COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Ontario on Saturday.

KEY STATISTICS ON COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (Jan 6-12): 346.5 (vs. 385.1)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (January 7 to January 13): 26.4% (vs. 32.0%)

  • Reproduction number (seven-day average): 0.82 (vs. 0.83)

  • Known active cases: 5,103 (-376)

Reproduction values ​​greater than 1 indicate that the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means the propagation is slowing down.

The number of known active cases is the number of confirmed cases (based on testing) minus the number of resolved cases and deaths.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

There are 67 people in Ottawa hospitals on Saturday who are being treated for an active COVID-19 infection, up from 61 on Friday.

There are nine people in intensive care, up from eight previously.

Age categories of hospitalized persons:

  • 0-9: 2

  • 10-19: 1 (1 in intensive care)

  • 20-29:1

  • 30-39: 0

  • 40-49: 7 (3 in intensive care)

  • 50-59:6

  • 60-69: 11 (2 in intensive care)

  • 70-79: 20 (2 in intensive care)

  • 80-89: 15 (1 in intensive care)

  • 90+: 4

(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people hospitalized with an “active” infection)

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Starting on Friday :

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 901,196

  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 832,182

  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 454,569

  • Percentage of the population aged five and over having received at least one dose: 91%

  • Share of population five years and older fully vaccinated: 84%

*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: 65 in hospital, 8 in intensive care

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 36 in hospital, 8 in intensive care

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 16 in hospital, 10 in intensive care

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 24 in hospital, 6 in intensive care

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 0 in intensive care

  • Outaouais: 116 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:

  • 22 long-term care homes

  • 43 retirement homes

  • 28 hospital units

  • 56 other collective facilities (group homes, assisted living, etc.)

  • 1 elementary school

OPH has suspended reporting of community outbreaks in workplaces etc. from January 2.

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

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