Ottawa Public Health report shows continual decline in several COVID-19 markers

By Dani-Elle Dubé

It’s another day of dips for Ottawa as the city reports new case numbers in the double digits, falling hospital numbers, active cases and a dropping incidence rate.

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 52 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 27,019 since the pandemic started.

There are now 33 people in hospital with the virus — that’s down from Saturday’s 38.

There is also one less person in the ICU, bringing the current number of patients in the unit down to 10.

Active cases also continue their fall. Since Saturday, 22 fewer people have the virus, bringing the current number of active cases to 709.

Another area that continues to see a dip is the incidence rate, which is now at 42.7 per 100,000 — down from Saturday’s 43.9.

The resolved case count is up by 72, bringing the current total to 25,741.

Another outbreak has been declared at a healthcare institution since Saturday, bringing that current number up to 18.

However, there is one less case at a childcare centre or school (now two) and one less in the community (now four).

OPH, however, is reporting two new deaths, bringing the local death toll to 569.

The positivity rate in the community remains at five per cent.

The Ontario government is reporting 10 new cases in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit on Sunday.

Four new cases have been recorded in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit — that’s down from Saturday’s 11.

And no new cases were reported by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

For Sunday, Ontario is reporting 1,033 new cases of the virus.

This is the 10th day the province has reported new cases under 2,000.

Sundays numbers now bring the province’s total case count since the pandemic started to 530,543.

Of the new cases, 69 are among teens ages 14 to 17; and 57 among kids ages nine to 13; and 30 among children ages four to eight.

Eighteen new deaths have been added to the tally, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,744.

However, since Saturday, 2,067 more cases have resolved.

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