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Ottawa Public Health reports that 196 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city and one more person has died

The city has now recorded 18,632 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 470 deaths since the start of the pandemic

The number of people in hospitals with COVID-19 has reached levels not seen since the first wave

OPH reported 69 people in hospital and 20 in the ICU Previous peak in hospitalizations was 63 at the end of April 2020, while ICU admissions hit 20 in mid-April of last year

Public Health Ontario reported 3,215 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, along with 17 new deaths from the disease and 2,407 new resolved cases.The province also reported 225 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, but the Provincial numbers often differ from PHO’s due to different data collection times for each health unit’s respective reports

The weekly incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 population has risen to over 132 and the test positivity rate is now almost 9%

Reproduction values ​​greater than 1 indicate that the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact.If it is less than 1, it means that the spread is slowing down

OPH says city received 25,740 new doses of Pfizer vaccine, 11,800 doses of Moderna vaccine and 11,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on April 4

* OPH notes that trends in VOCs and mutations should be treated with caution due to the varying time required to perform VOC testing and / or genomic analysis after the initial positive test for SARS-CoV-2. tests may be completed in batches and corrections or updates to data may result in changes in the number of cases which may differ from previous reports

There are 69 people in Ottawa area hospitals suffering from COVID-19-related illnesses, up from 56 on Tuesday

This is the highest number of COVID-19 patients in Ottawa hospitals ever seen during the pandemic The previous high was 63 on April 29, 2020, according to PAHO data

Of those hospitalized, two are in their twenties, four in their thirties, five in their forties (one in the ICU), 17 in their fifties (four in the ICU), 15 in their sixties (nine are in intensive care ), 14 are 70 years old (five are in intensive care), nine are 80 years old (one is in intensive care) and three are 90 years or older

Ottawa Public Health announces its highest number of active cases known to date from this pandemic

121 more Ottawa residents have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 Ottawa Public Health reports 16,236 resolved cases of COVID-19 in the capital

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

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force said on Tuesday 2,545 swabs had been processed at local assessment centers on April 5 and labs had performed 4,065 tests

The average time from when the swab is taken from a test site to the result is 26 hours

Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks in 38 Ottawa facilities, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools

New outbreaks were declared at two local retirement homes on Wednesday Outbreaks at Chapel Hill and St retirement home Luke’s daycare is over

There are seven active community outbreaks: three outbreaks are related to restaurants, two outbreaks are related to service workplaces, one is related to a private social event, and one is related to construction

A single laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home or shelter triggers outbreak response, according to Public Health Ottawa In child care facilities, two children or staff or household members of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period when at least one case could reasonably have acquired their infection in child care facility is considered an outbreak in child care facility

According to provincial guidelines, a COVID-19 outbreak in a school is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students and / or school staff with an epidemiologic link, within a period of 14 days, when at least one case could reasonably have acquired their infection at school (including transport and care before or after school)

Two staff or laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a specified hospital unit within a 14-day period where both cases could reasonably have acquired their infection in the hospital are considered a hospital outbreak public

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