Ted Raymond
CTVNewsOttawa.ca Digital, versatile journalist


According to Ottawa Public Health, 47 more people in the city tested positive for COVID-19, the highest one-day increase in the number of cases since early June.

To date, Ottawa has seen 28,239 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new deaths were reported on Friday. There has been no death related to COVID-19 in Ottawa since July 8, 2021.

A further 20 existing cases are now considered resolved. The number of known active cases has increased. Four people are in the hospital, one in the intensive care unit.

Across Ontario, health officials confirmed an additional 781 new cases of COVID-19. Another 17 Ontarians have died of COVID-19, but 14 of those deaths occurred more than two months ago and were added today due to a data cleansing. Public Health Ontario added 33 new cases to its Ottawa total on Friday. OPH’s numbers often differ from Public Health Ontario’s because the two health authorities use data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day.

Public Health Ontario reported an additional 21 cases across Eastern Ontario, including 12 new cases in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, four in Hastings Prince Edward, two in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and three in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.

Of the 781 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Friday, 634 cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Health Secretary Christine Elliott said of the 306 people in hospital with COVID-19, 279 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 27 are fully vaccinated. Out of 158 patients in the intensive care unit, 149 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

According to Ottawa Public Health, the unvaccinated population eligible for vaccination is 22 times more likely to develop COVID-19 infection than the fully vaccinated population.

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

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

Ottawa has 185 active cases of COVID-19 on Friday, up from 158 on Thursday.

Ottawa Public Health reported 20 newly resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday. The number of solved coronavirus cases in Ottawa is 27,461.

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

There are four people with COVID-19-related illnesses in hospitals in the Ottawa area on Friday, up from three on Thursday. There is also a person in the intensive care unit, from scratch.

Of the people in the hospital, one is in their 40s, one in their 50s (this person is in intensive care), one is in their 60s, and one is 90 or older.

* OPH advises that VOC and mutation trends should be viewed with caution due to the different time it takes to complete VOC testing and / or genome 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.

This story will be updated. CTV News Ottawa will receive the latest information as it becomes available.

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