Coronavirus in Ottawa: 60 new cases reported on Wednesday

Coronavirus in Ottawa: 60 new cases reported on Wednesday

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, with one additional death.

The new cases in Ottawa are among 315 new cases reported provincewide.

Ontario is reporting 315 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 29,000 tests were processed. Locally, 25 PHUs are reporting five or fewer cases with 12 reporting no new cases. Toronto is reporting 77 new cases with 61 in Ottawa, 54 in Peel and 37 in York. Durham is reporting 24 new cases.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) September 16, 2020

According to Ottawa Public Health, there have been 3,447 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the first case was confirmed on March 11.

An additional resident of West End Villa died, according to Extendicare, the company that manages the home. Ottawa Public Health says 273 residents have died of COVID-19.

There are 11 people in hospital, two more than Tuesday’s report, and one person is in intensive care, up from zero on Tuesday.


Here is a look at new COVID-19 cases around eastern Ontario and the Outaouais.

The figures for eastern Ontario come from Ontario’s daily epidemiologic summary.

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Three new cases (220 cases total)
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: Zero new cases (53 cases total)
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: One new case (116 cases total)
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Zero new cases (367 cases total)
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Zero new cases (39 cases total)

The Quebec government reported 25 new cases in the Outaouais region, for a total of 1,039 since the pandemic began. 34 residents of the Outaouais have died.


The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa is now above 400 for the first time since May.

OPH says it is aware of 401 active cases of the COVID-19 in the city, up from 362 on Tuesday.

Twenty cases are newly considered resolved, bringing the recovery rate to 2,773 or 80.4 per cent of all known cases to date.

The number of active cases is the number of total, laboratory-confirmed cases minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result and the case is not a fatality.

Ottawa Public Health continues to say the actual number of infections in the city could be between five and 30 times greater than the number of laboratory-confirmed infections.

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

  • 0-9 years old: Four new cases (148 cases total)
  • 10-19 years-old: Two new cases (273 cases total)
  • 20-29 years-old: 13 new cases (622 cases total)
  • 30-39 years-old: 16 new cases (467 cases total)
  • 40-49 years-old: Seven new cases (437 cases total)
  • 50-59 years-old: Six new cases (435 cases total)
  • 60-69-years-old: Six new cases (327 cases total)
  • 70-79 years-old: Three new cases (228 cases total)
  • 80-89 years-old: One new cases (299 cases total)
  • 90+ years: Two new case (210 cases total)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (1 case total)


There are 19 active institutional outbreaks in Ottawa.

One new outbreak was reported on Wednesday at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home, and the outbreak at an Andrew Fleck Children’s Services location that began Aug. 20 has ended.

There are no outbreaks at any schools in Ottawa.

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, and childcare and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  1. Alta Vista Manor
  2. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services (Sept. 9)
  3. Centre d’accueil Champlain
  4. Cumberland Hub Daycare
  5. Fairfield Manor
  6. Forest Hill Long-term Care Home
  7. Garry J. Armstrong
  8. Global Childcare Services – Trillium
  9. Hillel Lodge
  10. Laurier Manor
  11. Madonna Care Community
  12. New Edinburgh Square Chartwell
  13. Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (Gatineau Building)
  14. Peter D. Clark
  15. Portobello Manor
  16. Riverview Development Services (NEW)
  17. St. Louis Residence
  18. St. Patrick’s Home
  19. West End Villa

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 an outbreak response, according to Ottawa Public Health. In childcare settings, a single confirmed, symptomatic case in a staff member, home daycare provider, or child triggers an outbreak.

Under provincial guidelines, a COVID-19 outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before or after school care).

Click here for the latest figures on all COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa.

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