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Ottawa's new daily COVID-19 case numbers back below 200; incidence rate continues to decline

Hospitalizations and the number of patients in the ICU, however, have remained steady.
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Ottawa is seeing a dip in new positive COVID-19 cases — a dip that brings the daily case numbers back below 200 — as well as with the incidence rate once again.

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 156 new cases cases — down from yesterday’s 206. All other numbers, however, remain near steady.

This means the city has now had a total of 24,188 total cases since the start of the pandemic.

The incidence rate in Ottawa, though, is now at 120.3 per 100,000 — that’s down from the 127.7 reported the day before.

The positivity rate remains at 7.6 per cent.

One new death has been reported, bringing the local death toll to 507.

Hospitalizations are now at 115 — which is down three from yesterday — and ICU patients are now at 29 — which is the same from the previous day.

One new outbreak has been declared at a healthcare institution, bringing the number of ongoing outbreaks to 21. There is also one new community outbreak, bringing that total to seven. There are two fewer outbreaks, however, at childcare institutions and schools, meaning there continues to be nine active outbreaks.

According to the provincial government, there are 21 new cases of COVID-19 recorded by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit on Saturday, which is slightly down from the 27 reported the day before.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, however, reported an uptick in new cases of 16, compared to yesterday’s four.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit also reported a slip to two from five.

The Ontario government is reporting its seventh day straight of new COVID-19 cases under 4,000.

On Saturday, the government reported 3,369 new cases of the virus across the province — that’s down from the previous day’s 3,887.

Of the new cases, 158 were among teens ages 14 to 17; while 142 were among kids ages nine to 13; and 110 were among children ages four to eight.

This brings the provincial total cases since the pandemic started to 466,733.

This also means Ottawa accounted for about 4.6 per cent of the day’s total cases across the province.

Ontario has also recorded 29 new deaths, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,079.

As well, 3,964 more cases have resolved since yesterday, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 421,216.

There are 49 fewer people in the hospital across Ontario, bringing the current total down to 2,152.

However, there are 17 more people in the ICU with the virus, bringing that total up to 900.

There is also five more people on a ventilator, bringing that current total to 637.

On Saturday, the government reported completing 46,803 tests. Of those tests, 7.3 per cent were positive — down from the Friday’s 7.4 per cent.

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