On the day Ontario set a record for highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in a single day, 31 more Ottawa residents tested positive for COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with one new death linked to the virus.
The 31 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday is the second lowest one-day total number of cases in Ottawa in December. Twenty-five of the 31 new cases of COVID-19 involve Ottawa residents under the age of 30.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 8,894 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 383 deaths.
Public Health Ontario reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday. There continues to be a discrepancy between the COVID-19 totals from Ottawa Public Health and Public Health Ontario.
Across Ontario, there are 1,983 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario today.
Public Health Ontario reported 515 new cases in Peel Region, 496 cases in Toronto and 208 in York Region.
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
The number of people considered to have an active case COVID-19 in Ottawa dropped on Thursday.
Ottawa Public Health reports 354 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, down from 379 active cases on Wednesday.
A total 8,157 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 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.
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA
There are 30 people in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 complications.
Ottawa Public Health reports two people are in the intensive care unit.
Of the people in hospital, one is in their 20s, one is in their 30s (this person is admitted to the ICU, two are in their 40s, one is in their 50s, eight are in their 60s, six are in their 70s, 10 are in their 80s (one in the ICU) and one is 90 or older.
CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY
Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:
0-9 years old: Eight new cases (618 cases total)
10-19 years-old: Seven new cases (1,038 cases total)
20-29 years-old: 10 new cases (1,832 cases total)
30-39 years-old: Zero new cases (1,200 cases total)
40-49 years-old: Four new cases (1,126 cases total)
50-59 years-old: One new case (1,036 cases total)
60-69-years-old: Four new case (687 cases total)
70-79 years-old: One case removed (451 cases total)
80-89 years-old: One case removed (536 cases total)
90+ years old: Zero new cases (370 cases total)