Coronavirus Canada Updates: Seven more deaths linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa

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Coronavirus: The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, June 12, 2021
Coronavirus: The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ottawa Public Health says 97 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19 and another seven people have died.

The public health unit’s COVID-19 dashboard now shows 26,600 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 554 resident deaths since the pandemic began.

The seven newly reported deaths come just two days after OPH added six more fatalities on Friday. An OPH spokesperson said in an email to CTV News Ottawa that not all seven individuals died in the last 24 hours and that sometimes death certificates come in a few days later.

Forty-seven people in Ottawa have lost their lives to COVID-19 so far this month.

OPH also reported 86 newly resolved cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Across the province, officials added 1,691 new infections and 2,458 newly resolved cases. Fifteen more Ontarians have died due to COVID-19. Public Health Ontario added 92 new cases of COVID-19 to its total count for Ottawa on Sunday. Figures from OPH often differ from those provided by Public Health Ontario because the two health agencies pull data for their respective daily reports at different times of day.

On Sunday, the province opened up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 and older through the provincial booking system and at select pharmacies. This comes the same day that Ontario surpassed 8 million total doses administered in the province, with 531,000 people considered fully vaccinated with two. 140,330 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered across Ontario on Saturday.

The number of people in local hospitals with COVID-19 fell on Sunday, as did the weekly per capita incidence rate. The number of active cases increased slightly, but remains below 1,000.

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