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Flu in Ottawa: Latest OPH data on flu, COVID-19

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Ottawa Public Health reports a significant rise in positive flu test rates in the city.

influenza data Of 688 tests, 23.4% tested positive in the week from November 13 to 19, up from 10.9% in the week to November 12 of 625 tests, up from 10.9%. The week before, it was 9.4%. Out of 544 tests. The positive flu test rate peaked at about 9.5% in his early February, according to OPH data showing averages over the past three years.

Ottawa has had 123 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far this season, with 25 reported during the week of 6-12 November and 51 reported during the week of 13-19 November. It contains.

Of all cases reported so far, 13% are children under 5 years old, 21% are 5-19 years old, 38% are adults 20-64 years old, and 28% are over 65 years old. did. The majority of cases are influenza A.

“We ask that all residents continue to adhere to public health measures to keep both COVID-19 and flu under control and our communities safe,” Ottawa Public Health said.

influenza outbreak

  • 1 in hospital
  • 1 in a nursing home

A full list of hot spots can be found at OPH Outbreak Dashboard.

Two COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa over the weekend

OPH also reported two new COVID-19 deaths in the city over the weekend.

To date, 963 people have died from COVID-19 in Ottawa, with 383 COVID-19 deaths reported this year.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are trending downward, with OPH reporting 11 residents hospitalized for active COVID-19 infections, down from 36 last Tuesday.

OPH hospitalizations represent only Ottawa residents who are hospitalized for ongoing cases of COVID-19. Local hospitals have reported higher numbers, including those who were admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 but tested positive and those who were not from Ottawa.

  • Ottawa Hospital: 66 patients
  • Queensway Carlton Hospital: 5 patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 19 (as of November 18)
  • CHEO: 3 patients

COVID-19 wastewater signals are also trending downward.

COVID-19 wastewater signals are trending downward. (613covid.ca/sewage)

Key COVID-19 Statistics for Ottawa

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (Nov 14-20): 23.9
  • 7-day average positive rate for Ottawa community including long-term care: 14.6%
  • Known active cases: 302

COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa

Updated November 14th.

  • Ottawa residents 1 dose (5+): 923,306
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5 or more): 890,630
  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (5 doses or more): 606,755
  • Ottawa residents 4 doses (12+): 283,320
  • Percentage of population aged 5 and over who received at least one dose: 93%
  • Percentage of population aged 5 years and over who received at least two doses: 90%
  • Percentage of population aged 5 and over who received at least 3 doses: 61%
  • Percentage of population aged 12 years and over who received at least 4 doses: 31%

*Statistics regarding Ottawa residents who received one or more doses include those with an Ottawa zip code who were vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

Around the area

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 12 in hospital, 2 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 7 hospitalized, 2 in ICU (updated Tuesday only)
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lenox, Addington Public Health: 31 hospitalized, 4 in ICU (updated Tuesday only)
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Units: 9 in hospital, 1 in ICU (Updated Tuesday)
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 3 in hospital, 0 in ICU (updated Thursday)
  • Outahué (Gatineau and western Quebec): 71 in hospital, 0 in ICU

COVID-19 outbreak

Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:

  • 11 hospitals
  • 6 Nursing home
  • 10 Nursing home
  • 1 person in a group home
  • 1 to the shelter

A full list of hot spots can be found at OPH’s COVID-19 Outbreak Dashboard.

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