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One new COVID-19 death and one new daycare outbreak in Ottawa

The province is reporting its smallest daily increase of new cases since August 5.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is still showing most indicators of COVID-19 spread in the city to be stable, but it is reporting one new local death and a new outbreak.

OPH says a person in their 80s is the latest to pass away after contracting COVID-19 in Ottawa. That brings the city's pandemic death toll to 603, which includes: one person in their 20s; one in their 30s; eight in their 40s; 30 in their 50s; 74 in their 60s; 113 in their 70s; 206 in their 80s; and 170 in their 90s.

The latest COVID-19 death, previous to this one, had been reported on October 18.

Meanwhile, the health unit is reporting 15 new cases of the virus in the city on Tuesday, October 26. It's recorded 216 new cases over the last seven days and 129 Delta variant cases over the last 30 days. 

OPH says it knows about 223 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. 

There is one new COVID-19 outbreak being reported at a local daycare facility. OPH is monitoring outbreaks at seven schools, three child care centres, and two community outbreaks stemming from restaurants.

Five Ottawans are in hospital with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, one of whom is in intensive care.

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 1.6 per cent of the time.

Ontario is reporting 269 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths on Tuesday. It is the smallest daily increase of new cases since August 5, and the first time the province has reported fewer than 300 cases since then. Of the new cases,176 are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

There have been 30,729 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (29,903 resolved) since March of 2020.

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