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Coronavirus: Ottawa adds 39 COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including three B.1.617 variant cases. Getty Images

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 39 new COVID-19 cases in the city on Thursday.

There have now been 13,485 lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus locally since the start of the pandemic, with 457 of those cases considered active.

No new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, leaving the city’s death toll of the pandemic at 422.

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The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases dropped to 48 per day on Thursday, down from 53 the day before.

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Ottawa’s coronavirus percent positivity rose to 1.9 per cent in the past week, however, up slightly from 1.8 per cent in the previous period.

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The number of people with COVID-19 in hospital locally remained steady at 29 as of Thursday, with six people in the intensive care unit.

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Four new coronavirus outbreaks were added to OPH’s COVID-19 dashboard on Thursday, one affecting the city-run Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home where two staff members have tested positive for the virus.

The number of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa now stands at 31.

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