Ottawa reports 139 COVID-19 cases, outbreaks at workplace


According to the latest data from the local public health unit, the number of workplace COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa is low to start the week.

Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 34 outbreaks in the city as of Monday.

Five of them affect workplaces – two warehouses, a manufacturing facility, a retail store and a restaurant. This is down to 10 workplace outbreaks as of Friday.


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Meanwhile, OPH reported 139 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with an increase of 174 on Sunday and 156 on Sunday.

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The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is now 166.9 per day, down from just 200 per day per week.

The city’s weekly coronovirus positivity rate also stands at seven percent on Monday, compared to 7.6 percent in the previous period.

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in the city fell below 2,000 over the weekend, to 1,912 now.

There are 107 Ottawa residents in the hospital with COVID-19 on Monday, with 29 in the intensive care unit. OPH states that the city’s health care system currently consists of 89 percent acute care beds and 70 percent ICU beds.

An additional person has died in the last 24 hours in connection with COVID-19, raising the local death toll to 510.


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Meanwhile, Ottawa delivered approximately 18,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend.

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There are now 340,121 Ottawa residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, representing 39 percent of the eligible population. This is up from 322,149 people as of Friday.

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The city’s total number of vaccines was lower in the week of April 25, compared to the more than 59,000 doses administered in the two preceding weeks, giving 51,170 jobs a week.

Ontario is looking to accelerate vaccine delivery in the coming weeks, with all adults expected to be eligible to book a vaccination appointment by the end of May.

The following demographics have already received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa:

  • 90 years and older: 8,035 people, 90.8 percent of the age group
  • 80-89 years: 29,988 people, 89.4 percent age group
  • 70-79 years: 66,660 people, 88 percent of the age group
  • 60-69 years: 93,410 people, 78.6 percent of age group
  • 50-59 years: 64,029 people, 45.8 percent age group
  • 40-49 years: 37,036 people, 27.5 percent age group
  • 30-39 years: 20,167 people, 12.7 percent age group
  • 20-29 years: 16,049 people, 9.9 percent age group
  • 10-19 years: 2,298 people, two percent of the age group

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