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Another person admitted to hospital with COVID-19; active cases creeping up

There are also eight new cases of the virus recorded in Ottawa.
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Another person has been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, upping the current number of patients in hospital with the virus to two ,after previously being empty for a period of time.

According to Ottawa Public Health, one patient is in their 30s while the new patient is in their 40s.

OPH also reported in its Thursday report eight new cases of the virus in the community, which is the same number of new cases reported the day before. It also means that Ottawa represents about 3.7 per cent of all cases reported in the province.

The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is now 27,801.

Active cases have also crept up to 51 from Wednesday's 49.

This is the highest number of active cases since July 4.

ICUs, however, continue to be free of COVID patients, and no new deaths have been added to the local tally which still sits at 593.

There are also no new or ongoing outbreaks anywhere in the city yet again.

The rate per 100,000 cases in the last seven days has dropped to 3.9, compared to yesterday’s 4.2.

The positivity rate also continues to stay at 0.7 per cent.

The Eastern Ontario; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District; and Renfrew County and District health units all reported one new case on Thursday.

Ontario reported 218 new cases, up from yesterday’s 158.

This brings the total number of cases to 549,992 since the pandemic started.

However, 169 cases have resolved in the last 24 hours.

Three new deaths have been added to the count, bringing the total to 9,328.

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