Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa Public Health reports 81 new coronavirus cases

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Ottawa reported 81 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday following similar spikes over the weekend.

Ottawa Public Health said the city added 82 new cases on Sunday and 96 new cases on Saturday.

There have now been 4,790 cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, with 847 currently considered active.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 continue to rise in Ottawa: 29 people are now in hospital with the virus, five of whom are in the intensive care unit.

Two more people died in relation to COVID-19 over the weekend but no new deaths were reported locally on Monday. Ottawa’s death toll of the pandemic now stands at 293.

Nineteen people have now died in connection with an outbreak at the West End Villa long-term care home, which last week became the target of a $15-million proposed class-action lawsuit.

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