Ottawa COVID-19 numbers spend weekend in triple digits

OTTAWA – Ottawa COVID-19 numbers spent the weekend in the triple digits.

According to the Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) Sunday (Jan. 17) report, Ottawa’s new case numbers are at 123, down from the 136 reported by OPH Saturday (Jan. 16). The province, on the other hand, has seen a 12 per cent jump (or 3,422) in new cases. Ontario’s total case count is now at 237,786.

Sunday marks the 72nd day the province has reported case numbers in the thousands.

Ottawa has about 12,286 cases in total since the pandemic started — 10,609 of which have resolved.

OPH says Ottawa has 1,274 active cases in the community. Down from 1,286 reported on Saturday.

The city has recorded one new death, bringing the city’s death toll to 403. There are also 38 people in hospital, eight of which are in the ICU.

Three more outbreaks have been declared in healthcare institutions, bringing the total to 31. There is one new community outbreak, bringing that up to seven active community outbreaks. There are no new outbreaks at childcare centres or schools.

The province is recording 69 new deaths, 18 more than reported Saturday — translating into about a 35 per cent uptick in one day. Ontario’s death toll now stands at 5,409.

There have been 3,078 new cases resolved since Saturday, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 203,484.

Teens between the ages of 14 and 17 represent 104 of the provincial cases reported yesterday. Kids age nine to 13 account for 99 of new cases, while children ages four to eight represent 62 of newly reported cases.

The number of people hospitalized has decreased by 64 — 1,570 people remain hospitalized.

Of those, 395 are in the ICU (two less than yesterday), 293 of which are on a ventilator (12 more than yesterday).

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit recorded 144 new cases, bringing the area’s total t 2,128.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit says it got six new cases, bringing its total to 766.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit reports its total cases at 291. The provincial government says it has completed 60,183 tests since Saturday. Of those tested, 5.2 per cent were positive.