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Ottawa COVID Update: Deadly outbreaks cleared at two hospitals, city reaches 600K vaccine doses

Local hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are down to 32 with six patients in intensive care.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 42 new COVID-19 cases and another new death related to the virus in the city while outbreaks are being cleared at Montfort Hospital and Queensway Carleton Hospital.

The hospital outbreaks started at the end of April and early May, affecting a total of 20 patients and one staff member. Five COVID-19-related deaths were associated with the three outbreaks, which have all been cleared as of Wednesday, June 2.

There are still 18 Ottawa healthcare institutions and two childcare centres dealing with novel coronavirus outbreaks. OPH is also monitoring four community outbreaks linked to workplaces.

The latest COVID-19 death reported in Ottawa was a resident in their 70s. The city's pandemic death toll is up to 572, including: one person in their 20s; one in their 30s; eight in their 40s; 22 in their 50s; 66 in their 60s; 108 in their 70s; 200 in their 80s; and 166 in their 90s.

Local hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are down to 32 with six patients in intensive care. Hospitalization levels related to the virus haven't been this low in Ottawa since March 21, when 29 people were in hospital and four patients were in ICUs.

OPH says it knows of 598 active cases of COVID-19 in the city -- down from 635 on Tuesday.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is down to 37.5 per 100,000 residents. The local positivity rate has dropped to 3.9 per cent, according to the health unit.

The City of Ottawa has administered 89 per cent of the 604,790 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received to date. It received a shipment of 62,940 doses this week.

OPH says 551,442 Ottawa residents have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, which equals 52 per cent of the city's population and 64 per cent of residents over the age of 18. More than 53,000 residents have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, which equals 5 per cent of the total population.

There have been 27,139 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Ottawa (25,969 resolved) since the spring of 2020.

Ontario is reporting 733 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, including three in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's region, one in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark district and one in Renfrew County and district.

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