Ontario reports record number of new cases of COVID-19; 35 new cases in Ottawa

OTTAWA — On a day Ontario set a record for largest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, 35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa.

Public Health Ontario announced 1,588 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario on Saturday, including 522 in Peel, 450 in Toronto and 153 in York Region.

The previous record for new cases in a single day in Ontario was 1,581 cases of novel coronavirus, set on Nov. 14. 

Ottawa Public Health reported 35 new cases of novel coronavirus on Saturday, along with two new deaths linked to the virus.

Public Health Ontario had reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday. There is sometimes a discrepancy in case number reporting between Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health due to the way the cases are tracked.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 8,139 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 366 deaths.

The 36 new cases comes one day after 77 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported in the capital on Friday.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in the City of Ottawa has dropped below 400.

Ottawa Public Health reports 399 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

A total 7,374 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases is the number of total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.

HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health’s daily report shows 30 people are currently in an Ottawa hospital with COVID-19.

There are two people in the intensive care unit.

Of the people in hospital, one person is in their 40s, four are in their 60s, 10 are in their 70s, nine are in their 80s, and six are 90 or older.

CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

Here is a breakdown of all known COVID-19 cases in Ottawa by age category:

  • 0-9 years old: Three new cases (544 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Four new cases (940 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: Seven new cases (1,677 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: Seven new cases (1,071 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Three new cases (1,027 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Four new case (949 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: One new cases (634 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Four new cases (420 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: One new case (519 cases total)
  • 90+ years old: Three new cases (358 cases total)

(Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 cases by age includes two cases with previously unknown ages assigned to the age groups)

COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reports 1,379 swabs (tests) were taken at assessment centres in Ottawa on November 19.

A total 4,719 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Nov. 19.

Ottawa’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.2 per cent for Nov. 10 to 16 (the last set of data available from Ottawa Public Health).

COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit Region.

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health; Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit region.

Quebec reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais on Saturday, which includes Gatineau. 

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