Ottawa’s new COVID-19 case count five per cent of province’s total

OTTAWA – Sunday’s (Nov. 8) cases account for just more than five per cent of the total cases being reported across Ontario. 

The city has a total count of 7,509 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. 

As of Sunday, there are 607 active cases in the community — 12 less since Saturday. 

There are, however, two more deaths in Ottawa, bringing the death toll to 341. 

The number of resolved cases stands at 6,574, which means the number of cleared cases has increased by 1.2 per cent since Saturday. 

There are still 55 people in hospital, with five in intensive care.

The most active cases continue to be seen among 20 to 29-year-olds with cases, followed by 30 to 39-year-olds with 73 active cases and then 10 to 19-year-olds with 71. 

Those in the zero to nine age group report 37 active cases as of Sunday. 

OPH is reporting 31 ongoing outbreaks in healthcare institutions (one more than Saturday), seven in childcare and education establishments (one more than Saturay) and three within the community (unchanged).

Sunday was a record-breaker for positive COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

According to the Ontario government’s report on Sunday, the province is reporting 1,328 new cases — that’s up from the previous record of 1,132 that was reported Saturday (which turns out to be just more than a 17 per cent increase in one day). 

The province has now recorded a total of 84,153 since the pandemic started. 

Since Saturday, 877 cases have resolved, bringing the total count to 71,815.

However, 13 new deaths are being reported across the province —almost half a per cent increase since yesterday. 

The number of people in hospital is now at 374 — 10 less than Saturday.

Most active cases remain among 20 to 29-year-olds with 1,805 reportedly active cases. This is followed by the under 20 age group with 1,426 cases and 30 to 39-year-olds with 1,341 cases.

The province says it has processed 37,577 tests since yesterday — that’s slightly more than four per cent less than what was processed Saturday. Of those, just more than four per cent of tests were positive for the virus.