Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Ottawa Public Health reports that another person has died due to COVID-19, and there has been an increase in the number of people in the hospital due to the virus, including in the intensive care unit.

Wednesday’s snapshot from OPH shows 83 admissions due to COVID-19, up from 72 on Tuesday. There are now 10 people on intensive care in Ottawa, up from eight.

Ottawa has seen 650 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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. Ottawa Hospital told CTV News Ottawa that it has 137 patients with COVID-19, Queensway Carleton Hospital reported 61 patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday, Montfort Hospital said it had 52 and CHEO had 11.

On Wednesday, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Omicron cases are expected to peak this month, with hospitalizations ensuing.

OPH reported 255 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but with tests limited to select groups in Ontario only, officials say the daily number of cases is an under-representation of the true amount of COVID-19 in the community.

The Ottawa Wastewater Monitoring Project shows a recent plateau in the level of viral signal that was discovered after a small drop earlier this month.

Ottawa Sewage January 19, 2022

Sixty more Ontarians have died due to COVID-19, province health officials said, and there are 4,132 people in the hospital with COVID-19, of whom 589 are in intensive care.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (January 11-17): 283.3 (down from 291.2)

  • Positive rate in Ottawa (January 12-18): 19.7 percent (down from 21.5 percent)

  • Reproduction rate (average of seven days): 0.62 (down from 0.87)

  • Known Active Cases: 4,128 (-459)

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.


There are 83 people at Ottawa hospitals on Wednesday who are being treated for an active COVID-19 infection, up from 72 on Tuesday.

There are 10 people in the intensive care unit, up from eight.

Age categories of persons in the hospital:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 2

  • 20-29: 2 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 30-39: 2

  • 40-49: 4

  • 50-59: 6

  • 60-69: 16 (3 in intensive care unit)

  • 70-79: 27 (5 in intensive care unit)

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

  • 90+: 7

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


From Wednesday:

  • Ottawa Residents with 1 Dose (5+): 903,745 (+600)

  • Ottawa Residents with 2 Doses (5+): 837,010 (+788)

  • Ottawa Residents with 3 Doses (12+): 480,872 (+6,206)

  • 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: 35 in hospital, 7 in intensive care

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

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 20 in the hospital, 7 in the intensive care unit

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

  • Outaouais: 129 in the hospital, 6 in the intensive care unit

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

* EOHU says it is working on a new reporting system. The figures are per. January 17, 2022


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

  • 24 long-term care homes

  • 44 retirement homes

  • 35 hospital units

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

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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