Ottawa sees ninth day in a row of double-digit COVID-19 cases

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 26 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, yesterday (July 26) — three of which are in kids under the age of nine.

That number is two fewer cases than what was reported Saturday, but it’s still continuing on the trend of double digit cases being reporting for about a week-and-a-half. 

Ottawa now stands at 2,415 cases in total since the pandemic started.

The biggest jumps were seen in the 20-29 age group (eight cases) and 30-39 age group (six cases).

The 20-29 age group is the age group with most overall reported cases with 364, closely followed by the 50-59 age group at 334.

The last time Ottawa reported a single digit increase was on July 9.

The total number of deaths remain at 263, with the last reported case on June 25.

There are eight people currently hospitalized —two less than Saturday — three of which are in intensive care.

Almost 80 per cent of cases have been resolved; 244 cases remain active. 

Below are yesterday’s confirmed cases divided by age groups:

  • 90+ years years: 0 new cases
  • 80-89 years: 0 new cases
  • 70-79 years: 0 new cases
  • 60-69 years: Two new cases
  • 50-59 years: Two new cases
  • 40-49 years: Three new cases
  • 30-39 years: Six new cases
  • 20-29 years: Eight new cases
  • 10-19 years: Two new cases
  • 0-9 years: Three new cases

According to Sunday’s report, Ontario has confirmed 137 new cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 38,680. 

The number of resolved cases has  gone up to 34,359 from 34,100 —259 cases resolved since Saturday.

The government reports four new deaths; only one was reported Saturday.

The number of active cases is 1,558 — 88 of which are in hospital.

Those in the 20-29 age group continue to report the most number of cases in the province with 6,216, closely followed by the 50-59 age group with 6,187 cases. 

Ottawa has creeped up to fourth place in terms of total number of cases reported throughout the pandemic by local health units, up from the sixth spot from Saturday. Toronto Public Health remains at the top.

A total of 26,144 tests were completed over the weekend, bringing the total number of tests performed to 2,044,957.