Ottawa Public Health reports a new COVID-19 death, 20 new cases

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports new deaths due to COVID-19.

The death, a woman in her 80s, is the city’s first from the virus in more than a week, bringing the total COVID-19 death toll in Ottawa to 604.

The health unit reported 20 new cases of the virus on Tuesday. The daily number of cases in the city has remained below 30 since October 18, when 36 new cases were reported.

Active cases have also dropped again to 188.

Across the province, officials reported 331 new cases and seven more deaths Tuesday.


Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (October 25 to October 31): 16.8 (up from 15.1)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (October 25 to October 31): 1.5 percent.

  • Reproduction Number (average of seven days): 0.99 (up from 0.98)

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 scatter decreases.


There are 230 people in hospitals in Ontario with COVID-19. Of these, 185 have not been vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Of the 136 people on intensive care with COVID-19, 122 are unvaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status. Fourteen are fully vaccinated.


Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

From Monday:

  • Ottawa Residents with 1 Dose (12+): 832,799 (+975)

  • Ottawa Residents with 2 Doses (12+): 799,101 (+2,104)

  • Proportion of the population aged 12 and older with at least one dose: 90 per cent

  • Proportion of the population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 87 percent (+1%)

  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 1,372,642

* Total doses received do not include doses sent to pharmacies and primary clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa zip code that was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


There are 188 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, down from 197 on Monday.

Ottawa Public Health reported 28 more recently resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 30,111.

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


There are 11 people in Ottawa area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses on Monday, including one on intensive care.

Age categories of persons in the hospital:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 0

  • 30-39: 1

  • 40-49: 0

  • 50-59: 0

  • 60-69: 3

  • 70-79: 2 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 80-89: 3

  • 90+: 2

(Ottawa Public Health now reports people in the hospital with an “active” infection)


  • 0-9 years: Three new cases (2,889 in total)

  • 10-19 years: Two new cases (4,119 in total)

  • 20-29 years: One new case (6,893 cases in total)

  • 30-39 years: Four new cases (4,746 in total)

  • 40-49 years: Four new cases (4,062 in total)

  • 50-59 years: Two new cases (3,545 in total)

  • 60-69-year-old: Two new cases (2,082 in total)

  • 70-79 years: One new case (1,149 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: One new case (879 cases in total)

  • 90+ years old: Zero new cases (536 in total)

  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health data:

  • Total Alpha (B.1.1.7) cases: 6,850

  • Total beta (B.1.351) cases: 513

  • Total gamma (P.1) cases: 55

  • Total Delta (B.1.617.2) cases: 836

  • Total variants of concern / mutation cases: 11,477

  • Deaths associated with variants / mutations: 108

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


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 1,985 inoculations were processed at assessment centers in Ottawa on Monday.

A total of 2,242 laboratory tests were performed in Ottawa on Monday.

The average treatment time from the time the swab is taken at a test site to the result is 16 hours.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Two cases removed from the total

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: Three New Cases

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: Four New Cases

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: A New Case

Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Zero new cases


Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks at institutions and community outbreaks in Ottawa.

Community outbreak:

  • Workplace – Restaurant: An eruption

Schools and childcare facilities currently experiencing outbreaks: (nine primary schools, two childcare centers)

  • Charlotte Lemieux Public Elementary School (October 14)

  • D. Roy Kennedy Public School (October 15)

  • Childcare – Barrhaven (October 18)

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School (October 19)

  • Growing Together childcare George-Étienne-Cartier (Oct. 20)

  • Des Sentiers Public Elementary School (October 21)

  • George-Étienne-Cartier Catholic Elementary School (October 22)

  • Assumption Catholic Elementary School (October 25)

  • Queen Elizabeth Public School (October 27)

  • Des Pionnier Catholic Primary School (October 27)

  • Michaëlle-Jean Public Elementary School (October 28)

Health care and community environments that experience outbreaks:

  • Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – A2, A5, B5 units (October 26)

  • Shelter (October 26)


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