Coronavirus Canada Updates: Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa drops for second day in a row

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The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa has fallen for a second day in a row after a record-breaking one-day peak of 142 cases on Friday.

Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 count, issued Sunday afternoon, showed an increase of 82 new cases. Ontario health officials reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in the nation’s capital on Sunday, down from 96 on Saturday.

The new cases in Ottawa are among 566 new cases of COVID-19 reported provincewide. The other two hot spots identified by the government, Toronto and Peel region, saw 196 new cases and 123 new cases, respectively.

The testing backlog, according to provincial figures, fell from 91,322 to 78,953 tests still under investigation across Ontario. Ottawa Public Health has only reported local testing figures up to Sept. 30. It’s also unclear how many of Ontario’s test under investigation are for people in Ottawa.

The figures from Ontario’s daily epidemiologic summary sometimes differ from local figures provided by Ottawa Public Health later in the day.

According to Ottawa Public Health, there have been 4,708 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa for the first day in a week. The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 293 residents.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses in Ottawa continues to rise.

Ottawa Public Health said Sunday there were 27 people in hospital with COVID-19 complications, up from 25 in Saturday’s report. Five people are in intensive care, up from four.

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s region on Sunday.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit each reported a single new case on Sunday.

Three new cases were reported by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health on Sunday.

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Heath Unit reported two new cases in its region.

According to Quebec health officials, there were 39 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region in the past 24 hours.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to rise.

Ottawa Public Health says it is aware of 810 active cases of the disease in the city, up 24 from Saturday’s report.

Another 58 cases are now considered resolved, bringing the city’s recovery rate to 3,605 total cases.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths.

A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.

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