Coronavirus: Ottawa reports 107 new cases; Leeds to move to Red zone

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan Records 111 New Cases Of COVID-19, One In Estevan's Subzone
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Ottawa Public Health reported 107 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the highest daily total in about nine weeks.

The cases brought to 16,021 the total number of cases in the capital since the pandemic began.

OPH said 729 cases are active, while 14,841 are considered resolved.

No new deaths were reported, and the death toll remains 451. There are 23 patients in hospital, five of them in ICU.

There were four new outbreaks in the congregate living and health care sector, for a total of 25 outbreaks. Outbreaks remain unchanged at eight in the childcare and school category, while there are two ongoing outbreaks in the community category.

The city continues to maintain Red zone numbers in several key indicators.

The weekly incidence rate is 49.7 per cent per 100,000, well above the red zone limit of 40.

The testing positivity in the community is 2.9 per cent, above the red zone maximum of 2.5 per cent.

Only the Rt number, which measures transmission rates in the community, is below the red zone standard. Rt was 1.04 on Friday, below the red zone standard of 1.2.Meanwhile,

Ontario reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, the first day cases had reached the three-digit level in almost two months.

In all, Ontario had 1,829 new cases of the virus Friday, Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

There were 11 new deaths, provincewide and 1,261 cases are listed as resolved.

The province has now reported 327,083 and 7,223 deaths since the pandemic was declared, with 306,050 cases listed as resolved.

The hotspots remain in Toronto (593 cases), Peel (287), and York (157).

In health units in the Ottawa region: The Eastern Ontario Health Unit, which includes Cornwall, reported 27 new cases, Kingston had 11, Leeds, Greville reported 32 and Renfrew had four new cases.

Across the province, Ontario processed 52,083 tests, with a positivity rate of 3.6 per cent.

The seven-day average of daily cases climbed to 1,532, a level also not seen since early last month.

The province reported 55 new confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant of concern, for a total of 1,230. One suspected case of the B.1.35 (South African) variant was removed after further testing, for a total of 47 cases, while there were no new confirmed cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant, for a total of 35.

There are 11,902 suspected cases involving variants of concern that have not yet been specially identified.

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