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Ottawa's ICUs now free of COVID-19 patients as more people leave the hospital

Three COVID patients have also been able to leave hospital floors, while the daily case numbers reported on Sunday dropped compared to Saturday.
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All of Ottawa’s COVID-19 hospital numbers are down; not only are there no patients with the virus left in any ICUs in the city, but more people have been able to leave their hospital beds.

On Sunday, Ottawa Public Health reported three fewer people in hospital (down from Saturday’s six).

Active cases, however, are up by three, bringing the total number of active cases at the moment to 242.

The number of new cases has gone down since Saturday, to 26 from 36. Six of the new cases reported on Sunday are among the zero to nine age group. Combining all age groups brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,694.

No new deaths have been reported, keeping the local death toll at 602.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported seven new cases on Sunday, while the Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported only one. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, on the other hand, had no new cases to report.

OPH hasn’t reported any new outbreaks in the city, but five outbreak statuses at childcare centres and schools have ended (there are now nine ongoing). There continues to be two ongoing outbreaks in the community, but no outbreaks in healthcare institutions.

The rate per 100,000 residents reported over the last seven days has dipped to 19.9 from Saturday’s 20.2.

The positivity rate continues to stay at 1.8 per cent.

Ontario Public Health reported 370 new cases across the province on Sunday, down slightly from Saturday’s 373.

There is one new death added to the tally, now bringing the provincial death toll to 9,846.

And in the last 24 hours, 480 more cases have resolved.

Hospitalizations across Ontario have dropped — 131 people have been able to leave the hospital while 138 are still getting care.

There is one more person in the ICU, bringing the total to 137, while one more patient was added to the ICU and put on a ventilator.

Of the patients in hospital but not in the ICU, 119 are unvaccinated, 36 are fully vaccinated and 12 are partially vaccinated.

There are also 76 unvaccinated patients in the ICU, as well as 16 fully vaccinated and six partially vaccinated.

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