Monday, September 26, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa are trending downward despite a slight increase on Tuesday

Ottawa Public Health is reporting a slight increase in the number of residents being treated for an active case of COVID-19, but the overall number of patients with COVID-19 in local hospitals is decreasing.

The OPH reported 13 residents at the hospital, up from 10 because of COVID-19, and up from two because of four patients in intensive care.

To count as a hospitalization intervention, hospitalization must include treatment for an active COVID-19 infection or a hospital stay due to active COVID-19. This also applies to people who may have COVID-19 while in hospital. Local hospitals have reported a high number of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Here’s a look at the latest number of patients with COVID-19 reported by each Ottawa hospital:

  • CHEO: Four patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 11 patients (as of Friday)
  • Queensway Carlton Hospital: 15 patients
  • Ottawa Hospital: 37 patients

On Friday, hospitals reported 74 patients among them. A week ago, there were 86 patients in Ottawa hospitals who tested positive for COVID-19. Two weeks ago, there were 133.

No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported by OPH on Tuesday. On Monday, OPH reported that four residents had died. So far, 752 residents of Ottawa have died after contracting COVID-19.

Another 104 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ottawa, although that number is thought to be an underrepresentation of the full amount of COVID-19 in the community because PCR tests were performed on select groups. is limited to.

The Ottawa COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring Project is showing a stable viral signal, at the same level as before the peak of the Omicron-type wave in mid-December.

Graph representing the COVID-19 wastewater viral signal in Ottawa. Data last reported 2022-02-18. (613covid.ca/wastewater/)

Ontario health officials on Tuesday reported 1,038 people in hospital with COVID-19 across the province, including 319 in ICUs. The province also reported 24 new deaths over the past two days, with no reports on Monday because of the Family Day holiday.

Ottawa’s Key COVID-19 Statistics

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (February 14 to February 20): 104.3 (down from 106.5)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa community (excluding long-term care homes) (February 14 to February 20): 11.0 percent (up from 10.6 percent)
  • Breeding number (average of seven days): 0.83
  • Known Active Cases: 857 (-58)

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 spread is slow.

The number of known active cases is the number of confirmed cases (based on testing) minus the number of resolved cases and deaths.

hospital in ottawa

Thirteen residents of Ottawa are in hospital with one active COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, up from 10 on Monday.

There are four people above two in the ICU.

Age group of people in hospital:

  • 0-9:1
  • 10-19: 0
  • 20-29: 0
  • 30-39:1 (in 1 ICU)
  • 40-49: 0
  • 50-59:5 (2 in ICU)
  • 60-69:1
  • 70-79:4 (in 1 ICU)
  • 80-89: 0
  • 90+: 1

(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people in hospital with “active” infections)

COVID-19 Vaccines in Ottawa

By Tuesday:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 912,663 (+362)
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 870,592 (+2,041)
  • Ottawa resident with 3 doses (18+): 534,077 (+1,507)
  • Share of population age five and older with at least one dose: 92 percent
  • Share of population age five and older fully vaccinated: 88 percent (+1)

*Data for Ottawa residents with one or two doses includes anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

around the area

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 7 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 23 in hospital, 2 in ICU (as of Friday)
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Eddington Public Health: 8 in hospital, 1 in ICU (as of Friday)
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 6 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 3 in ICU (as of Thursday)
  • Outouis (Gatineau and western Quebec): 28 in hospital, 4 in ICU

These figures are based on the latest figures for each respective health unit at the time of publication.

COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:

  • 4 Long Term Care Homes
  • 12 Retirement Homes
  • 3 hospital units
  • 5 other congregation settings (group home, supported independent living, etc.)

OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and childcare settings nor those associated with community outbreaks, such as local businesses, religious institutions, or sports and recreational activities.

A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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