Ottawa Public Health is reporting a jump in the local COVID-19 case count on Thursday after numerous days of declining daily figures.
The local public health unit added 281 coronavirus cases on April 22 with two new deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
The daily report includes 100 more COVID-19 cases than OPH reported on Wednesday and marks a departure from the past few days of lower coronavirus figures.
But because the number of newly resolved cases outpaced new infections, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa dropped to 3,179 Thursday.
There are now 120 Ottawa residents hospitalized with COVID-19, 29 of whom are in the intensive care unit. Both figures rose slightly from the previous day.
OPH is reporting 52 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, 15 of which are in schools or child-care settings and 17 of which affect workplaces.