COVID-19 in Ottawa: Hospital admissions for active cases fall below 100 on Sunday; 1 new death

Ottawa Public Health reports 90 residents of local hospitals for active COVID-19 infections after several days with more than 100 cases in hospitals.

The latest update from OPH also shows that 15 people are being treated in intensive care for an active COVID-19 infection.

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.

A new death related to the virus was also reported Sunday, bringing the death toll in Ottawa to 691 residents since the pandemic began.

58 COVID-19-related deaths were reported across Ontario Sunday, with the number of county-wide hospital admissions falling to 3,019, including 587 people in the intensive care unit.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (January 22-28): 188.2 (down from 200.5)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (January 21-27): 19.1 percent

  • Reproduction rates (seven day average): 0.88

  • Known Active Cases: 2,661 (-100)

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 90 people in Ottawa hospitals on Sunday with an active COVID-19 infection, down from 103 admissions on Saturday.

There are 15 people in the intensive care unit, down from 16.

Age categories of persons in the hospital:

  • 0-9: 1

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 1

  • 30-39: 3

  • 40-49: 4 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 50-59: 7 (3 in intensive care unit)

  • 60-69: 16 (4 in intensive care unit)

  • 70-79: 29 (6 in intensive care unit)

  • 80-89: 23 (1 in intensive care unit)

  • 90+: 6

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


From Friday:

  • Ottawa Residents with 1 Dose (5+): 907,573 (+813)

  • Ottawa Residents with 2 Doses (5+): 846,723 (+2,883)

  • Ottawa Residents with 3 Doses (12+): 506,464 (+5,346)

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

  • Proportion of population of five and older fully vaccinated: 85 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: 44 in the hospital, 10 in the intensive care unit

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 13 in the hospital, 4 in the intensive care unit

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: 15 in hospital, 3 in intensive care

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 20 in the hospital, 5 in the intensive care unit

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 18 in the hospital, 2 in the intensive care unit

  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 76 in the hospital, 8 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

  • 34 retirement homes

  • 37 hospital units

  • 35 other parish environments (group homes, supported independent living, 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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