COVID-19 cases in Ottawa: 63 new cases reported by OPH

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 63 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, marking a third consecutive day of 60 or more cases per day.

OPH reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Friday and 62 on Thursday.

To date, the health unit has confirmed 32,223 cases of COVID-19 in the city. No new deaths were reported on Saturday. The death toll from the pandemic stands at 618 inhabitants.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are continuing and active cases are on the rise.

The seven-day moving average in Ottawa is 44 cases per day, down from 41.9 a week ago and 32.3 four weeks ago.

Across the province, health officials have confirmed 1,053 new infections, marking a second consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases. Eight more Ontarians have died from COVID-19 and 722 previously reported cases are now considered resolved.

There are 284 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, 160 of whom require intensive care.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average is 895, up from 729 at this point last week.


Of the 1,053 new cases Saturday in Ontario, 469 are unvaccinated people, for a rate of 15 cases per 100,000 population. There are 499 cases in people fully vaccinated on Saturday, for a rate of 4.45 cases per 100,000 population. More than 11.2 million Ontarians, or at least 77% of the province’s population, are fully immunized.

Twenty-five new cases concern partially vaccinated people (6.33 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and the vaccination status of people with the remaining 60 cases is unknown.

Of the 284 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the province, 220 are not fully immunized or have unknown vaccine status. Twenty-four of the 160 people in Ontario’s intensive care units are fully immunized.

Locally, Ottawa Public Health is reporting a five-week rate of 252.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 unvaccinated people in the city, compared to 76.7 cases per 100,000 fully vaccinated over the past year. period from October 23 to November 26.

More than 814,000 Ottawa residents are considered fully immunized as of December 3.


Ottawa Public Health has updated its immunization numbers to include children aged five to 11, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The health unit publishes vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Starting on Friday :

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 860 401

  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 814,745

  • Proportion or population aged five and over who received at least one dose: 86%

  • Proportion of the population aged five and over fully vaccinated: 82%

* Statistics for Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who has been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


There are 398 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, up from 363 on Friday.

Ottawa Public Health has reported 28 other newly resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 31,207.

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


There are 10 people in Ottawa area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses on Saturday, unchanged from Friday. This includes two people in the intensive care unit.

No one under the age of 60 is currently hospitalized with an active case of COVID-19.

Age categories of hospitalized people:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 0

  • 30-39: 0

  • 40-49: 0

  • 50-59: 0

  • 60-69: 4 (1 in intensive care)

  • 70-79: 1

  • 80-89: 4 (1 in intensive care)

  • 90+: 1

(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people hospitalized with an “active” infection)


  • 0-9 years: 16 new cases (3,165 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: 14 new cases (4,323 cases in total)

  • 20-29 years: five new cases (7,090 cases in total)

  • 30-39 years: five new cases (4,922 cases in total)

  • 40-49 years: Six new cases (4,221 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: 12 new cases (3,675 cases in total)

  • 60-69 years: two new cases (2,170 cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: two new cases (1,196 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: One new case (907 cases in total)

  • 90 years and over: one new case (551 cases in total)

  • Unknown: one case removed from total (3 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health has added the new Omicron variant to its list of variants of concern.

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

  • Total number of beta cases (B.1.351): 513

  • Total gamma cases (P.1): 55

  • Total Delta cases (B.1.617.2): 1,237

  • Total Omicron cases (B.1.1.529): 4

  • Total number of variants of concern / mutation cases: 12,336

  • Deaths linked to variants / mutations: 122

* 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. Test results 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.


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Task Force says 2,554 swabs were processed at assessment centers in Ottawa on Thursday. A total of 3,686 laboratory tests were performed.

The average turnaround time from when the swab is taken at a test site to the result is 23 hours.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 14 new cases

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 29 new cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 40 new cases

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: five new cases

  • Renfrew County & District Health Unit: Four New Cases


Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities and community outbreaks in Ottawa. There are five ongoing outbreaks in health care facilities and 19 in daycares and schools.

Community epidemics:

  • Multi-unit apartment building: an outbreak

  • Workplace – Manufacturing: An outbreak

  • Workplace – Leisure: an outbreak

Schools and daycares that are currently experiencing outbreaks:

  1. Assumption Catholic Primary School (Nov. 8)

  2. Académie Providence Sœurs Antonines (Nov. 16)

  3. Carlington Recreation Center – Licensed Child Care Center (November 17)

  4. Le Carrefour – Approved childcare services in the Center (Nov. 18)

  5. St. Rita Primary School (November 21)

  6. Pinecrest Public School (November 21)

  7. Carson Grove Elementary School (November 22)

  8. Holy Redeemer Primary School (November 22)

  9. Chapel Hill Catholic School (November 23)

  10. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School (Nov. 24)

  11. Inuuqatigiit licensed child care service – Overbrook (Nov 25)

  12. Notre-Dame High School (November 25)

  13. Maryvale Academy of Ottawa (November 26)

  14. Frank Ryan Catholic Middle School (November 26)

  15. Farley Mowat Public School (November 28)

  16. Elisabeth-Bruyère Catholic Elementary School (Dec. 1) NEW

  17. Half Moon Bay Public School (December 1)

  18. Sainte-Marguerite d’Youville Elementary School (Dec. 2) NEW

  19. St. Thomas More Elementary School (December 2) NEW

Health facilities and places of assembly experiencing epidemics:

  1. Retirement Residence Portobello (Nov 3)

  2. Rooming house (Nov 12)

  3. Chapel Hill Retirement Residence – 3rd Floor (Nov 13)

  4. Maison Saint-Patrick – Floors 3, 4, 5 (November 17)

  5. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – Unit B2 (Nov 19)

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