As Ottawa’s key COVID-19 indicators proceed their gradual enchancment, town’s medical officer of well being needs residents to remain vigilant and bear in mind the pandemic remains to be inflicting ache and anguish for a lot of.
Ottawa Public Well being (OPH) logged 37 new COVID-19 instances Thursday, and declared 52 extra instances resolved. There have been no extra deaths. The town’s newest instances are evenly break up between individuals underneath and over 40.
Extra essential than the every day counts is Ottawa’s rolling common of recent instances, which has been in decline for 5 consecutive days, nearing the place it was two months in the past when Dr. Vera Etches introduced town was within the grips of a second wave.
As nicely, the variety of energetic instances within the metropolis has dipped beneath 400 for the primary time in weeks, and now sits at 396.
On Thursday, Etches mentioned regardless of these optimistic alerts, Ottawa’s not out of the woods but. She additionally pointed to the ripple results of the pandemic, together with psychological well being issues, health-care delays and a basic reluctance to hunt medical therapy.
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A complete of 8,027 Ottawa residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19, the overwhelming majority of these instances — 7,268 — now resolved. The town’s dying toll sits at 363.
The extent of coronavirus detected in Ottawa’s wastewater has remained comparatively secure all month.
Hospitalizations in Ottawa stay unchanged from Wednesday, with 43 sufferers together with 4 in intensive care.
An outbreak at the Montfort Hospital has been declared over after about six weeks, leaving one energetic hospital outbreak in Ottawa. There are additionally outbreaks at 9 long-term care properties and 6 faculties within the metropolis.
Whereas topic to adjustment as extra contact tracing is finished, the typical variety of individuals contaminated by one optimistic COVID-19 case dipped once more Thursday to 0.55. If that stabilizes, it may very well be Ottawa’s ticket out of its present orange zone standing.
Two extra western Quebec residents have died of COVID-19 and the area is reporting 22 new instances Thursday.
Quebec is predicted to launch its public well being steerage for the winter vacation season later right this moment.