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Elementary school, restaurant declare new COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School is the latest of nine Ottawa schools to be experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting a couple more outbreaks of COVID-19 in the city as indicators of spread remain generally stable.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School is the latest of nine Ottawa schools to be experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. OPH is monitoring two outbreaks at child care centres and two community outbreaks linked to restaurants.

Ten people remain hospitalized by COVID-19 in Ottawa, two of whom are in intensive care.

OPH is confirming 42 new COVID-19 cases in the city on Friday, October 22. There have been 192 new cases in Ottawa over the last seven days. The health unit knows of 239 active cases in the community. There have been 133 Delta variant cases in Ottawa over the last 30 days.

OPH says 86 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have been double-vaccinated against COVID-19. The single-dose rate for that same population is at 90 per cent.

The rate of infection among Ottawa's unvaccinated vaccine-eligible population is still 10 times higher than it is for the fully vaccinated population. The local rate of infection per 100,000 residents for those vaccinated against the virus is at 10.2, whereas the rate for those unvaccinated (or vaccinated with one dose under 14 days) is 98.7. The rate per 100,000 residents for those who are waiting for their second shot is 49.9.

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 1.7 per cent of the time.

No new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa leaves the city's pandemic toll at 602.

Ontario reported 492 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths on Friday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said 325 of those cases are in people not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown. 

There have been 30,632 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (29,762 resolved) since March of 2020.

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