The Ottawa Department of Public Health reported a relatively low number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, even as the number of people with the virus in the intensive care unit reaches double digits.
The local public health unit added 16 new COVID-19 cases in its latest report as the number of active cases in the city dropped to 412.
Tuesdays tend to be the lowest day of the week for new case counts, and OPH’s relatively light report coincided with a dip at the provincial level as well.
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No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported locally.
However, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ottawa rose to 17 from 3pm the day before. Ten COVID-19 patients are now in the city’s ICUs.
A new COVID-19 outbreak affecting a local school was also added to the latest report.
Briargreen Public School in Nepean, where two students tested positive for the virus, is the 15th school to currently report an active outbreak in Ottawa.
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