Ottawa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop, as does the number of daily cases, but two new deaths have been reported.
According to Ottawa Public Health on Wednesday, there are nine people in hospital with the virus (down from Tuesday’s 43), although ICU numbers remain the same as they did yesterday — at three.
The two new deaths reported brings the total local death toll to 598.
New cases in the city were halved once again to a reported 25 — that’s down from Tuesday’s 43.
This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,116.
Today, Ottawa represents about 5.3 per cent of all cases reported across Ontario.
Active cases have also seen a drop to 360, from yesterday’s 390.
The rate per 100,000 residents reported in the last seven days dipped to 32.4, from yesterday’s 33.
Meanwhile, the positivity rate in the community remains 1.9 per cent for the third day in a row.
Statistics on local outbreaks have not yet been released. This story will be updated once numbers are made available.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has added five new cases to its tally on Wednesday, up from the previous day’s three as the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit added two, up from yesterday’s zero.
Renfrew County and District isn’t reporting any new cases, just as they did on Tuesday.
Public Health Ontario confirmed 476 new cases across the province today and 10 deaths.
This continues a steady decline of daily case numbers of the past four days — with 429 reported on Tuesday; 429 on Monday; 511 on Sunday and 580 on Sunday.
Four of the deaths reported, however, happened more than a month ago and were added to the cumulative count based on data cleaning.
Ontario has now reported a total of 589,517 cases since the start of the pandemic.
And in the last 24 hours, 617 more cases have resolved.
There are three more people in hospital with the virus, bringing the total up to 280.
One more person is also in the ICU, upping the total number of patients to 156, and one more person is on a ventilator (now 84).
Of the patients in hospital but not in the ICU, 118 are unvaccinated; 46 are fully vaccinated; and 11 are partially vaccinated.
Of the patients in the ICU, 72 are unvaccinated; 12 are fully vaccinated; and seven are partially.