COVID-19 in Ottawa: 72 in the hospital, 8 in the intensive care unit

Ottawa Public Health reports seven more hospital admissions due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, but ICU numbers remain stable and there were no new deaths to report.

The latest report from OPH shows 72 people in hospital for an active COVID-19 infection, up from 65 on Monday. There are eight people in the intensive care unit.

Ottawa Public Health only reports admissions among Ottawa residents with a hospital effort for active COVID-19. To count as an inpatient intervention, the admission must involve treatment for an active COVID-19 infection or have a hospital stay extended due to active COVID-19. This also applies to people who can get COVID-19 while in the hospital. Local hospitals have reported a higher number of patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Local hospitals say they have many more patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but who may not be in the hospital specifically to treat the disease. Queensway Carleton Hospital on Tuesday reported 66 patients with COVID-19, and Montfort Hospital said it had 48, both declining from the day before. CHEO reported 14 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, up from 11. Ottawa Hospital said it had 166 patients with COVID-19 on Monday.

A total of 649 Ottawa residents have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

OPH on Tuesday reported 325 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the city’s pandemic total to 53,880. However, officials say that with tests limited to certain groups in Ontario, the daily number of cases is an under-representation of the true amount of COVID-19 in society.

The Ottawa Wastewater Monitoring Project has shown a drop in the viral signal in the last week.

Ontario health officials reported 4,183 people in hospitals across the province with COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 580 in the intensive care unit.

Ontario’s Prime Minister Doug Ford told Newstalk 580 CFRA on Tuesday morning that some “positive news” would come later in the week regarding COVID-19 restrictions.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (January 10-16): 291.2 (down from 300.7)

  • Positive rate in Ottawa (January 10-16): 21.5 percent (down from 26.4 percent)

  • Reproduction rate (average of seven days): 0.87 (up from 0.85)

  • Known Active Cases: 4,587 (-343)

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

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

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There are 72 people at Ottawa hospitals on Tuesday who are being treated for an active COVID-19 infection, up from 65 on Monday.

There are eight people in the intensive care unit, unchanged from Monday.

Age categories of persons in the hospital:

  • 0-9: 2

  • 10-19: 2 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 20-29: 1

  • 30-39: 0

  • 40-49: 2

  • 50-59: 7

  • 60-69: 14 (3 in the intensive care unit)

  • 70-79: 21 (3 in intensive care unit)

  • 80-89: 17 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 90+: 6

(Ottawa Public Health now reports people in the hospital with an “active” infection)


From Monday:

  • Ottawa Residents with 1 Dose (5+): 903,145

  • Ottawa Residents with 2 Doses (5+): 836,222

  • Ottawa Residents with 3 Doses (12+): 474,666

  • Proportion of population of five and older with at least one dose: 91 per cent

  • Proportion of population of five and older fully vaccinated: 84 per cent

* Statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses include anyone with an Ottawa zip code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 65 in the hospital, 8 in the intensive care unit

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 39 in the hospital, 8 in the intensive care unit

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 17 in hospital, 8 in intensive care

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 21 in the hospital, 5 in the intensive care unit

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in the hospital, 0 in the intensive care unit

  • Outaouais: 145 in the hospital, 5 in the intensive care unit

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


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

  • 22 long-term care homes

  • 42 retirement homes

  • 36 hospital units

  • 55 other parish environments (group homes, supported independent housing, etc.)

  • 1 primary school

OPH stopped reporting on community outbreaks at work, etc. from January 2nd.

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


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