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Number of Ottawa COVID-19 hospitalizations, outbreaks on the rise

There are now five outbreaks between the Ottawa Hospital's general and civic campuses, which have lead to two recent deaths.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting an uptick in local COVID-19 hospitalizations and outbreaks of the virus.

As of Tuesday, November 9, there are 19 people in hospital with novel coronavirus (up from 15 on Monday), two of whom are in intensive care.

There are eight ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at local healthcare institutions, five of which are at either the Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus or General Campus. COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in two of those hospital outbreaks.

No new deaths are being reported on Tuesday, which leaves Ottawa's pandemic toll at 606. 

Elsewhere, COVID-19 outbreaks continue at 10 Ottawa schools and one daycare. OPH is also monitoring two community outbreaks stemming from workplaces (one corporate/office and one service).

OPH is confirming 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday. There have been 244 new cases in Ottawa over the last seven days and 125 Delta variant cases in the last 30 days.

The health unit knows of 293 active cases of COVID-19 in the community.

OPH says 90 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87 per cent have had both necessary to be considered immunized.

The rate of infection among Ottawa's unvaccinated vaccine-eligible population is eight 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 8.5, whereas the rate for those unvaccinated (or vaccinated with one dose under 14 days) is 66.8. The rate per 100,000 residents for those who are waiting for their second shot is 32.4.

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 2 per cent of the time.

Ontario is reporting 441 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The seven-day average of daily infections now sits at 492, which is up 121 from a week ago. Of the new cases, 268 are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

There have been 31,156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (30,257 resolved) since March of 2020.

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