COVID-19: Ottawa Public Health reports 7 new deaths in bi-weekly report


What you need to know at a glance

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(Reported on Friday, data as of August 4)

313: New confirmed cases (in the last 3 days)

78,741: Total cases

7: New deaths (in the last three days)

851: Total Deaths

1,027: ​​Active cases

30: In the hospital

3: In ICU

61: active buds

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health reports seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Ottawa since Tuesday.

In a message, the agency urged continued vigilance against COVID-19.

“We are in the middle of this summer vacation season and COVID levels remain high in the community. Make the most of summer by staying healthy and wearing layers of protection,” OPH said.

“Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Any dose, any clinic, any time!”

The health unit says that while sewage virus detection levels are falling, the positivity rate is rising.

The unit continued to spread an optimistic message about the value of the vaccine for children.

“We are very excited to offer vaccinations to our smallest member of the community! Book an apartment for your child from 6 months to less than 5 years at Ottawa Public Health.”

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antiviral treatments

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Antiviral treatments are now available for people with symptoms, even if mild, who are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, but must be taken within the first five days of symptom onset.

People can use the Ontario COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment Evaluator online tool to determine if they are at increased risk for serious illness and could benefit from the drug.


Molecular testing has been prioritized in the province for people most at risk and those living or working in high-risk settings.

Ottawans can get more information about eligibility and how to book a test at Ottawa Public Health Website along with what to do if they have symptoms, test positive, or are high-risk contacts.

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Where to get tested for COVID-19 Ottawa

With molecular testing now being prioritized for people at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 and those living or working in high-risk settings, testing is no longer recommended for everyone with symptoms of the virus, Ottawa said. Public Health.

Ottawans can find out IF they are eligible and how to schedule a test at health department website along with how to find in-person evaluation and treatment and private testing options for travelers.

People who have symptoms or test positive on a rapid antigen test, but are not eligible for PCR testing, are presumed to have COVID-19 and should self-isolate, OPH said, with more information for their high-risk contacts.

Ontario moved into the next phase of provincial reopening this month, as proof of vaccination is no longer required for most indoor settings and capacity limits have been lifted. But companies can choose to continue to require proof of vaccination. Masks are still required.

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