Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 29 new COVID-19 cases on Labour Day

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 29 new COVID-19 cases on Labour Day
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 29 new COVID-19 cases on Labour Day

Ottawa Public Health says another 29 people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19.

To date, Ottawa Public Health has reported 28,582 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The pandemic death toll stands at 593 residents. No one in Ottawa has died due to COVID-19 since July 8, 2021.

Another 36 existing cases are now considered resolved, dropping the number of known active cases slightly on Monday.

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital fell to 7 on Monday, with two in the ICU. The weekly incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 population continues to rise, but ticked up only slightly in Monday’s reporing.

Two new COVID-19 outbreaks were declared Monday, one at a day camp and one at a recreational workplace.

Ottawa Public Health has recorded 172 cases of the Delta variant in the last 30 days. No one infected with the Delta variant in Ottawa has died.

There was no reporting from the Ontario government Monday because of the Labour Day holiday. Monday’s provincial figures will be released separately on Tuesday alongside Tuesday’s figures. Similarly, Ottawa Public Health will update its COVID-19 vaccination coverage data on Tuesday.

OPH does not release daily figures on vaccination status of new cases. The health unit’s most recent data suggest that unvaccinated residents are 15 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than fully vaccinated residents are.

Ottawa is now in Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen plan.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (Aug. 29 to Sept. 4): 23.5 (up from 23.3)
Positivity rate in Ottawa (Aug. 27 to Sept. 2): 2.2 per cent
Reproduction number (Seven day average): 1.12
Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing.

Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

There was no update on Monday, Sept. 6 because of the Labour Day holiday. New data will be released on Tuesday.

As of Friday, the city has reached 80 percent full vaccination among people 12 and older.

Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 793,822
Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 734,170
Share of population 12 and older with at least one dose: 86 per cent
Share of population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 80 per cent
Total doses received in Ottawa: 1,402,040
*Total doses received does not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses includes anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

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