COVID in Ottawa: hospitalizations drop slightly
The City of Ottawa is seeing a slight drop in the number of people hospitalized with active illness related to COVID-19, but other indicators show the virus is continuing to spread.
Ottawa Public Health reports 17 people hospitalized with an active COVID-19 infection on Monday, up from 19 on Friday. There is one person in intensive care with COVID-19, compared to zero.
However, the seven-day average of the city’s sewage virus signal hit another all-time high on Monday.
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: 47 patients
- Queensway Carleton Hospital: 12 patients
- Montfort Hospital: 14 patients
- CHEO: Three patients
OPH reported 502 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city on Monday. The daily case count is an underrepresentation of the true level of COVID-19 in the community, as PCR testing in Ontario remains limited to certain high-risk populations.
No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the capital on Monday. To date, 765 Ottawa residents have died after contracting COVID-19.
Four new outbreaks have been reported in long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals and other facilities in Ottawa.
Across the province, authorities have reported 1,090 COVID-19 hospitalizations and three more deaths.
KEY STATISTICS ON COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
- COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 3-9): 119.8 (from 117.7 previously)
- Seven-day average positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (April 5): 19.6%
- Known active cases: 1,857 (+110)
COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA
These figures are updated every Monday.
- Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 915,034 (+184)
- Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 878,368 (+696)
- Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 568,136 (+2,584)
- 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: 62%
*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: 5 in hospital, 1 in intensive care
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 21 in hospital, 4 in intensive care
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 9 in hospital, 3 in intensive care
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 4 in hospital, 2 in intensive care
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 11 in hospital, 2 in intensive care
- Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 32 in hospital, 2 in intensive care
These numbers are based on the latest data from each respective health unit at the time of publication.
Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:
- 7 long-term care homes
- 10 retirement homes
- 8 hospital units
- 14 other collective facilities (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.