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Ottawa COVID-19 indicators of spread stable to start the week

Six Ottawans remain hospitalized by COVID-19, with one in intensive care.
COVID-19 swab. Photo/ The Canadian Press
Photo/ The Canadian Press

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) isn't seeing much fluctuation in local COVID-19 indicators of spread.

It's confirming 20 new cases of the virus in the city on Monday, October 25. There have been 216 new cases over the last seven days. The number of active cases that the health unit knows about is at 238. The number of Delta variant cases confirmed in Ottawa over the last 30 days is at 135. None of these figures have seen great change in the last couple of weeks.

Six Ottawans remain hospitalized by COVID-19, with one in intensive care.

OPH is reporting no new institutional outbreaks. It says there are ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at seven schools, two child care centres and two community outbreaks linked to restaurants.

The health unit says 86 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have been double-vaccinated against COVID-19. The single-dose rate for that same population is at 90 per cent.

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.

No new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa leaves the city's pandemic toll at 602.

Ontario is reporting 326 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 231 cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status. 

There have been 30,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (29,874 resolved) since March of 2020.

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