COVID-19 cases increase, hospitalizations decrease in Ottawa on Thanksgiving Sunday


OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports the largest one-day increase in new COVID-19 cases in a week, as hospitalizations and intensive care admissions linked to the novel coronavirus continue to decline.

There are 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, and no new deaths linked to the virus.

Twenty-one of the 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday involve residents under the age of 20.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa in March 2020, there have been 30,231 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 598 deaths.

There are now four people in hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses, up from six on Saturday.

The 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday follow 48 cases on Saturday, 38 cases on Friday and 29 cases on Thursday.

Across Ontario, there are 535 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Health officials have reported 98 new cases in Toronto, 63 in York Region and 45 in Peel Region.


Of the 535 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Sunday, 388 cases involve people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

A total of 147 cases involve Ontarians who are fully immunized.


Ottawa is now in Stage 3 of the Roadmap plan to reopen Ontario.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (October 2-8): 28.0 (vs. 26.8)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (October 1-7): 1.7 percent (vs. 1.9 percent)

  • Number of reproduction (average over seven days): 0.96

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


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

Starting on Friday :

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 821 004 (+1 605)

  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 776 115 (+2 352)

  • Share of the population aged 12 and over with at least one dose: 89%

  • Share of population aged 12 and over fully vaccinated: 84%

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

* Total doses received do not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics for Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa postal code who has been vaccinated n anywhere in Ontario.


There are 348 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, compared to 338 active cases on Saturday and 330 active cases on Friday.

Ottawa Public Health has reported 48 new resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. The number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is 29,343.

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 now four people in Ottawa-area hospitals with COVID-19-related illnesses on Sunday, up from six on Saturday.

There is one person in the ICU.

Age categories of hospitalized people:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 1

  • 30-39: 0

  • 40-49: 0

  • 50-59: 1

  • 60-69: 2 (1 in intensive care)

  • 70-79: 0

  • 80-89: 0

  • 90+: 0

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


  • 0-9 years: nine new cases (2,753 cases in total)

  • 10-19 years: 12 new cases (4,008 cases in total)

  • 20-29 years: 12 new cases (6,813 cases in total)

  • 30-39 years: five new cases (4,654 cases in total)

  • 40-49 years: Eight new cases (3,977 cases in total)

  • 50-59 years: three new cases (3,490 cases in total)

  • 60-69 years: four new cases (2,054 cases in total)

  • 70-79 years: two new cases (1,132 cases in total)

  • 80-89 years: Three new cases (873 cases in total)

  • 90 years and over: zero new cases (532 cases in total)

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


  • Ottawa Public Health data:

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

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

  • Total number of gamma cases (P.1): 55

  • Total Delta cases (B.1.617.2): 723

  • Total number of variants of concern / mutation cases: 11,004

  • Deaths linked to variants / mutations: 105

* 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.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 17 new cases

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: Eight New Cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: five new cases

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: a new case

  • Renfrew County & District Health Unit: zero new cases

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