Ottawa adds 199 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death – Ottawa | The Canadian News

Ottawa Public Health reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as Ontario’s COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Table warns of exponential growth linked to the Omicron variant in the coming weeks.

OPH added 199 new COVID-19 cases to its report on Thursday, a daily increase not seen since last spring’s highs and well above the 116 cases reported on Wednesday.

Another COVID-19-related death was also reported, bringing the death toll from the pandemic locally to 619.

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Meanwhile, active cases of the virus in Ottawa rose to 973.

OPH’s COVID-19 panel indicates that there are 13 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the city, but genetic sequencing to confirm the variant of concern may take several days relative to the cases themselves.

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There are currently 48 outbreaks ongoing in Ottawa, 35 of which affect schools or childcare centers.

OPH’s new website reporting on community exhibitions has added outbreak advisories at the National Arts Center on December 5, the Carling Avenue Cineplex on December 8, the Lansdowne Goodlife Fitness on December 9, and the Shenkmman Arts Center on December 10. from December. about when the possible exposure occurred and instructions for affected residents are available on the website.

There are currently five people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ottawa, none of whom are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

But the province’s COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board released a new model on Thursday showing that COVID-19 cases could reach 10,000 a day in the province by Christmas, and ICU levels will become unsustainable in early January.

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Health officials said worst-case scenarios can be avoided if Ontarians reduce their contacts by 50 percent and the province administers 250,000 booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per day.

Ottawa Health Medical Officer Dr. Vera Etches will hold a press conference with Mayor Jim Watson to address the local pandemic situation at a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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