Coronavirus Canada Updates: Four new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa, 23 more people test positive

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 25 new cases of COVID-19 Friday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 25 new cases of COVID-19 Friday

Ottawa Public Health is reporting that 23 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, a slight increase over the day before, but still well below the province’s hot spots in the GTA.

However, four more people in Ottawa have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 1,373 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Ontario on Wednesday, 860 of which are in the locked down regions of Toronto and Peel.

Ontario health officials also reported 35 new deaths across Ontario on Wednesday, the highest number of deaths in a single day in the province since the second wave began.

Four of those deaths are in Ottawa. The city’s death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 372 residents.

According to Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 8,254 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began.

In the past seven days, Nov. 19 to 25 inclusive, OPH reported an average of 37.7 new cases of COVID-19 per day. In the seven days previous, Nov. 12 to 18 inclusve, OPH reported an average of 50.9 new cases of COVID-19 per day.

TESTING

Ontario health officials say 36,076 COVID-19 tests were performed provincewide on Tuesday. There are 44,950 people across Ontario waiting for COVID-19 test results.

Local testing figures from the Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce are due later this afternoon.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

The number of people in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 complications fell significantly on Wednesday.

OPH said Wednesday that there are 22 people in hospital and one in the ICU, down from 29 in hospital and two in the ICU on Tuesday.

Of the people in hospital, one is in their 40s, one is in their 60s, seven are in their 70s, nine are in their 80s, and four are 90 or older. The lone person in the ICU is in their 80s.

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