OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19, a slight uptick over previous reports in the past week.
OPH reported five new cases on Saturday, following three days of net zero case increases and one day where the total decreased by one.
The new cases Sunday bring Ottawa’s pandemic total to 27,741 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported on Sunday. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 593 residents of Ottawa.
Across Ontario, officials reported another 177 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and said six more Ontarians have died due to the virus. The number of resolved cases was lower than the number of new cases, with 166 newly resolved infections, meaning the active case count in the province went up slightly. Public Health Ontario added five cases to its total for Ottawa on Sunday. Figures from OPH often differ from Public Health Ontario’s because the two health agencies pull data for their respective daily reports at different times of the day.
Around eastern Ontario, Public Health Ontario confirmed four new cases, one in Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s region and three in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s region. All other eastern Ontario public health units reported zero cases.
Active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa ticked up slightly because there were fewer resolved cases Sunday. The incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 population is back above 1 after falling to 0.7 on Saturday. Four weeks ago it was nearly 15 times higher and it was above 50 two months ago.
There is only one active COVID-19 outbreak in Ottawa. It is at a local shelter and has had three confirmed cases since July 8. By: Ted Raymond Twitter: @TedFriendlyGuy
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