Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting a slight decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
In its latest COVID-19 update, which is now provided every Tuesday and Friday, the health unit is reporting 28 people in hospital with the virus. In its last update on Friday, Sept. 23, OPH reported 32 people in hospital with COVID-19.
In its update today, the health unit is also reporting two people in intensive care units (ICUs) and three new COVID-19 related deaths.
There are 239 new COVID-19 cases reported today, an increase from the 235 new cases reported last Friday.
In its latest COVID-19 snapshot, OPH tweeted that outbreaks are moderate and increasing. In its latest update, OPH is reporting 10 new outbreaks, while there are 46 ongoing outbreaks in institutional settings.
OPH said in its latest COVID-19 snapshot that monitoring indicators show an increase in COVID-19 in Ottawa, and overall levels of COVID-19 remain high. Wastewater virus detection levels are high and increasing, while test per cent positivity is moderate and increasing.
"Our actions matter," OPH said. "Every single person who wears a mask in indoor and/or crowded public settings makes a difference. Every person who stays home when sick, every person who stays up to date on recommended vaccine doses, all of it. It all matters."
The bivalent COVID-19 booster offers an extra layer of protection during respiratory illness season.— Ottawa Public Health (@OttawaHealth) September 27, 2022
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