COVID Ottawa: Two new deaths on Tuesday, hospitalizations are accelerating
Ottawa Public Health reports two new deaths from COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday.
This brings the city’s pandemic death toll to 775.
DPO data shows an increase in the number of people hospitalized with active COVID-19 infection, with 37, up from 31 reported on Monday. There are four people in intensive care with an active infection, up from five previously.
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: 96 patients
- Queensway Carleton Hospital: 15 patients
- Montfort Hospital: 12 patients
- CHEO: Seven patients
At Monday’s Board of Health meeting, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said signs of the sixth wave were stabilizing in Ottawa. They don’t increase, but they don’t decrease very quickly either. She noted a steady number of new hospital admissions for COVID-19 over the past two weeks and a steady level of people testing positive.
The COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Project shows a slight decline over the past day after a brief plateau. The seven-day average virus signal appears to have peaked on April 11, but remains well above the levels seen in any previous wave.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Ontario is 1,730, with intensive care admissions stable at 219. Another fourteen people in Ontario have died from COVID-19. Five additional deaths where COVID-19 contributed but was not the underlying cause of death were also recorded, according to provincial data.
KEY STATISTICS ON COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
- COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 17-23): 119.5 (from 118.6 previously)
- Seven-day average positivity rate in the Ottawa community, excluding long-term care homes (April 24): 19.6%
- Known active cases: 1,894 (+55)
Graph depicting the sewage viral signal of COVID-19 in Ottawa versus hospitalizations. Data last reported on 2022-04-25. (613covid.ca/wastewater/)
COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA
Last updated on April 25, 2022
- Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 915,737 (+347)
- Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 879,628 (+520)
- Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 572,200 (+1,703)
- 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: 11 in hospital, 4 in intensive care
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 26 in hospital, 2 in intensive care
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 15 in hospital, 4 in intensive care
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 17 in hospital, 5 in intensive care
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 16 in hospital, 0 in intensive care
- Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 109 hospitalized, 6 in intensive care
These numbers are based on the latest data from each respective health unit as of Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:
- 16 long-term care homes
- 29 retirement homes
- 10 hospital units
- 19 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.