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Nine new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa; no new outbreaks or hospitalizations

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is up slightly, to 2.7 per 100,000 residents.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is confirming nine new cases of COVID-19 in the city, but says the number of outbreaks and hospitalizations due to the virus remain at zero.

There hasn't been anyone in an Ottawa hospital with novel coronavirus since July 14 and the city's last outbreak was cleared on Wednesday, July 21.

The health unit says it knows of 34 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa as of Thursday.

There have been 28 newly confirmed cases of the virus in the city over the last seven days.

OPH says the number of all-time delta variant cases confirmed in Ottawa is down by one on Thursday, to 38. There have been eight cases confirmed in the last 30 days.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is up slightly, to 2.7 per 100,000 residents.

The local positivity rate remains at 0.2 per cent.

No new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in the capital since July 8. There have been a total of two in the last month. Ottawa's pandemic death toll remains at 593.

There have been 27,761 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (27,134 resolved) since the spring of 2020.

Ontario is reporting 185 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with seven deaths linked to the virus.

The City of Ottawa has administered 94 per cent of the 1,229,842 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received as of Wednesday, July 21, 2021. OPH updates local vaccination figures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

OPH says 763,261 residents have had at least one dose, which equals 83 per cent of the population over the age of 12. Meanwhile, 613,224 residents have had two shots, equalling 66 per cent of residents over 12 and 68 per cent of those older than 18.

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