This Weekly Supplement provides an epidemiologic summary of COVID-19 activity in Ottawa to date. The report includes the most current information available from the COVID-19 Ottawa Database (COD) as of 2:00 p.m. September 15, 2020.
Please visit the Ottawa COVID-19 Dashboard for additional information on cases and deaths, outbreaks and core indicators for COVID-19 monitoring.
- As of 2:00 p.m. on September 15, 2020, 3,447 lab-confirmed cases have been reported among Ottawa residents.
- Last week the number of reported cases (253 from September 7 to September 13) was 86% higher than the previous week (136 from August 31 to September 6).
- In the past week, there was a notable increase in the rates of cases reported for all age groups under 80 years compared to the previous 5 weeks; rates were highest among younger age groups (0-19 years and 20-39 years). Rates in adults 80 years and older also remained high.
- Among school-age children, rates of cases reported were highest among 13-19 years olds (high-school).
- No source was identified for 19% of the 308 non-institutionalized cases with episode dates during August 30 – September 12, 2020. This has remained steady over the past few weeks; these cases are considered community acquired.
- Females have a higher rate (364 per 100,000) of confirmed COVID-19 infections than males (287 per 100,000).
- Hospitalizations have remained steady. Six new cases were hospitalized in the past week. A total of 297 (9%) Ottawa residents with confirmed COVID-19 have been hospitalized, including 70 (2%) who were admitted to the ICU.
- The number of deaths increased this past week. Six deaths were reported in the past week, all from one Long-Term Care outbreak. There have been 273 deaths in total.
- Seven new outbreaks in healthcare settings were reported over the past week – four more than the week before. There are 16 ongoing outbreaks in healthcare institutions.
- There were three new outbreaks in childcare establishments and camps in the past week. There are 3 ongoing outbreaks in childcare establishments and camps.
- There have been no outbreaks in Ottawa schools.
Refer to the Ottawa Public Health site for the most up to date information about the COVID-19.
Useful phone numbers
Please note that the current call volume is high
- Public Health Agency of Canada: 1-833-784-4397
- Tele-health Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
- Ottawa Public Health: 613-580-6744
- Distress Centre: 613-238-3311
- Municipal Services: 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400
- Emergency Consular Assistance: 613-996-8885 (call collect) or email: email@example.com
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Resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Community Members
- Ottawa Public Health
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ottawahealth
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ottawahealth/
- Web: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus
- Ontario Ministry of Health
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ONThealth
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONThealth/
- Web: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
- Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GovCanHealth
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyCdns/
- Web: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html