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Ottawa Public Health confirms 24 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ottawa's total number of COVID-19 cases hit 643 on Wednesday. Matthew Bingley / Global News

Another person in Ottawa has died as a result of the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll in the city up to 13.

Ottawa Public Health confirmed an additional 24 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, between Tuesday and Wednesday. The city now has 643 lab-confirmed cases.

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Health-care workers and first responders account for 89 cases, or 14 per cent, of the total.

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More than a third of cases (36 per cent) are the result of direct contact with a known case, while 24 per cent are linked to travel, contact with an identified case or a mix of both.

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Six per cent of cases are currently being treated in hospital, with three per cent in intensive care.

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Some 244 cases have been resolved. Patients have since been discharged from hospital.

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