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Ottawa's COVID-19 daily cases, hospitalizations back up after brief dip

However, the incidence rate did see a decrease, while the positivity rate remains the same.
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Ottawa’s daily COVID-19 case count is on its way back up after a brief dip in numbers the day before, as are the number of patients in hospital with the virus.

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 283 new cases on Sunday — up from the 241 reported on Saturday. That’s about a 17 per cent increase since the day before.

This brings the total case count in the city since the start of the pandemic to 21,835.

Hospitalizations have also experienced an increase in cases by eight since Saturday, bringing the total number of patients in hospital to 110.

The number of ICU patients remains at 30.

Despite the few increases, one number that did see a decrease is the incidence rate. It is now at 217.8 per 100,000 — down from 222.4.

The positivity rate also remains at 10.5 per cent.

No new deaths have been recorded, however, keeping the local death toll at 482.

Although, 162 additional cases have resolved since yesterday, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 18,014. This means about 82.5 per cent of cases in the city have cleared since the pandemic started.

Four new outbreaks have been declared at childcare centres and schools since Saturday, bringing the total to 11.

There are also three additional outbreaks in the community, upping the current total to 12.

No new outbreaks, however, have been declared at healthcare institutions, keeping the total at 16.

According to the provincial government’s Sunday report, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit recorded a spike in new numbers — to 52 from Saturday’s 34.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, on the other hand, reported a slip in new daily numbers to 10, from the previous day’s 18.

Then the Renfrew County and District Health Unit confirmed three new cases on Sunday — that’s up from the zero that were reported on Saturday.

Ontario continues to see its daily case count dip as the government reported 4,250 new cases on Sunday — that’s down from the 4,362 from Saturday, and the 4,812 on Friday.

That means Ottawa represents about 6.7 per cent of Ontario's total new cases on Sunday.

Of the new cases on Sunday, 199 were among teens ages 14 to 17; 169 were among kids ages nine to 13; and 140 were among children ages four to eight.

This brings the province’s total case count since the pandemic started to 416,995.

Eighteen additional deaths have been reported, however, which is down from the 34 reported on Saturday and the 25 reported on Friday.

The last time the province saw new death numbers below 20 was on April 13 when 15 deaths were reported.

Ontario’s death toll now stands at 7,716.

Hospitalizations have increased by 42, bringing the current total to 2,107.

The number of ICU patients have jumped by 15, bringing that current total to 714.

Five more patients are also on ventilators, meaning 506 patients are on the breathing machine.

Since Saturday, the government reported processing 53,776 tests.

Of those, 9.2 per cent were found to be positive — that’s up from Saturday’s 6.9 per cent.

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