COVID-19 cases continue to dip in Ottawa, two new in Renfrew County

OTTAWA – For the fourth day in a row, new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city have slowly dipped.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting another 58 new cases of COVID-19 in the city.

The home is now one of 56 institutions on OPH’s outbreak dashboard. There are eight additional community outbreaks listed, most of which are related to sports and recreation.

No new deaths are being linked to the virus today (Oct. 27), which leaves the local pandemic death toll at 317. OPH says there are 706 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

There are 44 people hospitalized with the virus – four of whom are in intensive care.

There have been 6,694 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, with 5,671 of those resolved since the pandemic was declared.

Renfrew County adds two new cases

RENFREW COUNTY – The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting another two new cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday (Oct. 26). The information from the local health unit also shows four additional cases listed as resolved for a total of 12 active cases.

Eleven cases in Renfrew County and District are self-isolating with one person currently in hospital, but not in intensive care.

The case summary from the health unit shows an additional student case in the Petawawa area from Herman Street Public School and one more community member in the Renfrew area testing positive for the virus.

Almost half of the local COVID-19 cases (44 of 91) have come from the Renfrew area.