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Ottawa seeing lowest active COVID-19 case number since beginning of pandemic

There is just one person in an Ottawa hospital with novel coronavirus.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting some of the lowest COVID-19 figures the city has seen over the course of the pandemic.

The health unit is confirming four new cases of novel coronavirus in the city on Monday, July 5. Since Canada Day, there have been two cases of Delta variant confirmed in Ottawa, but the number of Delta cases in Ottawa in the last 30 days is down from 12 to 10.

There have been no new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa since June 21. The city's pandemic death toll remains at 591.

OPH says it knows of 49 active COVID-19 cases in the city, which is the lowest number since the health unit reported 45 back on March 9, 2020. Those cases were the first to be reported in Ottawa.

Local hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are down to just one, with no COVID-19 patients in intensive care. The last time novel coronavirus-related hospitalizations were this low in Ottawa was July 7, 2020. COVID-19 hospitalizations have not reached zero since COVID-19 data collection began in the city.

Two COVID-19 outbreaks remain in Ottawa: one linked to a shelter, another stemming from a private social event.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is down to 4.2 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 96 per cent of the 976,570 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received to date. 

According to OPH's vaccination dashboard, 737,853 residents have had at least one shot against COVID-19 and 382,903 have had two. The health unit says 80 per cent of all residents over the age of 12 have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 41 per cent are fully vaccinated. In residents over 18, 80 per cent have had one shot and 44 per cent have had two.

There have been 27,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (27,063 resolved) since March of 2020.

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