Perley Rideau veterans’ hospital records third COVID-19 outbreak

OTTAWA – Ottawa’s hospital for Canada’s veterans is reporting its third COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began last March.

The number of institutional outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ottawa is up slightly after three more facilities were reported to have cases.

Both the Odessa and Ritchie Street locations of the Children’s Village of Ottawa-Carleton have had staff members test positive for COVID-19, according to Ottawa Public Health (OPH), while a staff member at the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre’s Gatineau building has also tested positive.

This is the third outbreak at the Perley Rideau since March. Twelve residents have died there in that time due to COVID-19.

There are 19 total instutional outbreaks in Ottawa after outbreaks were cleared at Residence St. Louis and Christian Horizons – Ottawa 6.

OPH is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the community yesterday (Sept. 4), bringing the local pandemic total to 3,022. There have been 2,568 (85 per cent) resolved cases since March.

OPH reports 187 active cases in the city with seven people hospitalized and one patient in intensive care.

There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported Friday keeping Ottawa’s pandemic death toll at 267. The last local novel coronavirus death was reported on Aug. 31.