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COVID-19 levels soaring to new heights in Ottawa with 242 new cases, one new death confirmed

There are now 13 COVID-19 outbreaks in local schools and another community outbreak linked to a restaurant.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting new record highs in local COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions and single-day confirmed cases, while the city's weekly incidence and positivity rates also continue to climb.

The health unit is reporting 242 new cases of COVID-19 in the city and one new death, Friday, April 9, bringing the local pandemic death toll to 471.

OPH says 71 residents are in hospital with COVID-19, while 24 of those patients are receiving intensive care.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is up to 146 per 100,000 residents. 

Residents being tested for the novel coronavirus are seeing positive results 9.2 per cent of the time.

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks at healthcare institutions is down to 18, however, OPH is reporting 13 outbreaks in schools and two in childcare settings. The health unit is also monitoring more community outbreaks (12), with five linked to local restaurants.

OPH knows of 2,030 active cases of COVID-19 in the community.

There have been 19,030 cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (16,536 resolved) since March of 2020, with 1,540 in the last week alone.

The health unit says 81 per cent of 223,150 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.

Ontario is reporting a single-day record 4,227 new cases of COVID-19, Friday, including 64 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's region, 22 in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark and district and 12 in Renfrew County and district.

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