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Five more COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa as single-day case count dips under 100

The five new deaths include one person in their 40s, another in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, and one person in their 90s.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting a single-day tally of new COVID-19 cases under 100 for the first time in more than a month, but says the local death toll continues to rise.

Five new COVID-19 related deaths are being added to Ottawa's pandemic toll on Tuesday, May 4, bringing that overall number to 515. The five new deaths include one person in their 40s, another in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, and one person in their 90s.

Here's how COVID-19 deaths break down by age group, to date, in Ottawa: one in 30s; four in 40s; 15 in 50s; 57 in 60s; 93 in 70s; 185 in 80s; and 160 in 90s.

OPH is confirming 94 new COVID-19 cases in the community on Tuesday. The last time that daily number was under 100 was back on March 24, when it hit 80. March 25 saw 151 new cases confirmed and the daily number of new cases hadn't dropped under triple-digits until now.

Local COVID-19 hospitalizations are down to 101, with 28 patients still in intensive care.

OPH says 18 Ottawa healthcare institutions are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Eight childcare centres and two schools are also seeing outbreaks. The health unit continues to track six community outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

Key indicators of community COVID-19 spread, such as the weekly incidence rate, continue to drop. The weekly incidence rate is now down to 109.7 per 100,000. The local positivity rate remains at 7 per cent on Tuesday.

The City of Ottawa has received 362,780 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 91 per cent of them.

OPH says it knows of 1,777 active cases of COVID-19 in the city.

There have been 24,751 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (22,459 resolved)  since March of 2020.

Ontario is reporting 2,791 new cases of COVID-19, Tuesday, including 11 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's area, seven in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark district and two in Renfrew County and district.

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