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Health unit reports new COVID-19 death, 25 cases, deadly outbreak cleared at Ottawa Hospital

The number of local hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is down slightly to 24 with four patients still in intensive care.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is confirming another COVID-19-related death and 25 new cases of the virus in the city, but says a deadly outbreak at the Ottawa Hospital's General Campus has been cleared.

Since May 15, 18 patients and two staff members contracted COVID-19 in the hospital's 5E unit, eight of whom died. OPH says the outbreak ended on Wednesday, June 9.

There are still 11 healthcare institutions and three childcare centres in Ottawa dealing with novel coronavirus outbreaks. The health unit is also monitoring one community outbreak stemming from a local distribution facility.

The new COVID-19 death reported Thursday, June 10, was a person in their 60s. Ottawa's pandemic death toll is up to 584, and includes: one person in their 20s; one in their 30s; eight in their 40s; 23 in their 50s; 70 in their 60s; 110 in their 70s; 203 in their 80s; and 168 in their 90s.

OPH says the number of active cases of COVID-19 that it knows about in the city continues to drop. It's down from 400 on Wednesday to 378 on Thursday.

The number of local hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is down slightly to 24 with four patients still in intensive care.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is down to 23.8 per 100,000 residents.

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 3.2 per cent of the time.

There have been 27,359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (26,397 resolved) since March of 2020.

The City of Ottawa has administered 91 per cent of the 663,610 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received to date. OPH updates local vaccination figures on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.

More than 615,000 Ottawans have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 70 per cent of all residents over the age of 18. The total population's coverage is up to 58 per cent. Nearly 80,000 residents have had two doses of vaccine, which equals 9 per cent of all adults and 8 per cent of the overall population.

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