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Ottawa COVID-19 hospitalizations return to double digits, 5 patients in ICU

ICU beds are filling up in both of New Brunswick health authories and one of the CEOs say it's system is "close to the brink.". Submitted

COVID-19 patients are filling more hospital beds in Ottawa to close out the week with a growing number now requiring intensive care.

Ottawa Public Health reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, raising the number of active cases in the city to 477.

There are now 11 people in hospital locally with COVID-19, two more than the day before. Five COVID-19 patients are now in the intensive care unit, up from three on Thursday.

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The vast majority of hospitalized patients are 40 or older, however one person in their 20s is also in the ICU.

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A fourth COVID-19 outbreak was also declared at an Ottawa school on Friday.

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École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité is now facing an outbreak with five cases confirmed and seven classes in isolation, according to the board.

There are now 13 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city.

No new deaths related to the virus were reported on Friday.

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