The nation’s capital has now seen 9,211 cases of the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with 379 of those cases currently considered active.
Another person with COVID-19 has died in Ottawa, raising the city’s coronavirus death toll to 388.
Ontario, meanwhile, set a single-day record for new coronavirus cases on Thursday with an increase of 2,432 COVID-19 cases.
The Ontario Hospital Association is calling on the province to implement a four-week lockdown in all public health units with an infection rate of 40/100,000 population or higher.
Ottawa’s coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 residents currently stands at 28.9, according to OPH’s COVID-19 dashboard.
There are currently 23 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Ottawa, one of whom is in intensive care.
One new coronavirus outbreak has been declared in Ottawa at the Glebe Centre long-term care home, where one staff member has tested positive for the virus.
There are currently 22 ongoing outbreaks in Ottawa.
Elsewhere on Thursday, OPH announced a new self-isolation site will open on Monday for anyone needing a safe place to isolate after testing positive for the virus.View link »