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Ottawa COVID-19 hospitalizations back to zero as health unit confirms five new cases city-wide

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 0.5 per cent of the time.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the city, but says no one is in hospital with the virus.

The health unit had reported one new hospitalization this past week, but the count is back down to zero as of Sunday, August 1.

OPH says it knows of 51 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, which is down one from Saturday.

There have been 43 new novel coronavirus cases in the city over the last week. 

No new deaths keeps Ottawa's pandemic death toll at 593.

There hasn't been a COVID-19 outbreak in the capital since July 20.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is at 4.1 per 100,000 residents.

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 0.5 per cent of the time.

The City of Ottawa has administered 89 per cent of the 1,333,790 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received to date. OPH updates local vaccination figures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The health unit says 771,626 residents have had at least one shot, which makes up 84 per cent of Ottawans over the age of 12. Meanwhile, 654,869 residents have been fully vaccinated, equalling 71 per cent of the population over 12.

There have been 27,820 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Ottawa (27,176 resolved) since March of 2020.

Ontario is reporting 218 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 40 of the new cases were in Toronto, 33 in Peel and 23 in York regions.

She says the numbers are based on over 14,100 tests.

-With files from The Canadian Press

 

 

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