33 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, total stands at 403

Ottawa now has a total of 385 cases of COVID-19 in the region, as of Tuesday.
Ottawa now has a total of 385 cases of COVID-19 in the region, as of Tuesday. Matthew Bingley / Global News

Ottawa Public Health has announced another large jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

There have now been 403 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the city, with 33 new cases identified between Monday and Tuesday.

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Six people have died as a result of the virus in the city. There are 36 people with COVID-19 currently in hospital, and 21 of those are in an intensive care unit.

There have also been 46 health-care workers who have been diagnosed with the disease in the city.

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One quarter, or 101 cases have been resolved, according to Ottawa Public Health’s daily numbers.

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Here is the breakdown of modes of transmission:

  • Travel only: 58 (14 per cent of total cases)
  • Travel and contact with a case: 19 (five per cent of total cases)
  • Contact with a case only: 60 (15 per cent of total cases)
  • No travel and no known contact with a known case: 51 (13 per cent of total cases)

These numbers come a day after the city of Ottawa announced it would be extending its state of emergency until June 30, to slow the spread of the virus.

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During a press conference for this announcement, city staff said 43 people had been ticketed over the weekend for not abiding by social distancing regulations imposed by the province.

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