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 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the number of active cases in the city to 477.
There are now 11 people hospitalized 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, yet a 20-year-old is also in the ICU.
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 confirmed cases 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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