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COVID-19: Ottawa Public Health reports 2 new deaths in biweekly update

Doctor administers COVID-19 vaccine to a baby.
Administer the vaccine to the baby. Photo by Julie Oliver /Postmedia

Ottawa (as of 10 Aug)

2: New deaths

854: Total deaths

39: Ottawa resident hospitalized for active infection Medium

2: Admitted to ICU for active infection

122: Ottawa hospital-confirmed COVID-19 patients (including non-Ottawa residents), COVID-19 55 hospitalized for 19 (6 in ICU), 67 for other reasons (3 ICU)

438: New COVID-19 cases (number of cases limited to specific groups)

79,179: total cases

1,016: active cases

53: outbreaks progressing within facilities Medium

15.34: Positive test rates in the community (7-day average as of Sunday)

Ottawa Public Health reports new statistics every Tuesday and Friday.

The Ottawa Wastewater Virus Detection Program shows that COVID-19 levels have declined slightly, but levels are still moderately high, and OPH has shown that masking at indoor venues Urging residents to maintain her COVID-19 protective practices, including: Or in a crowd.

Where to get tested and treated in Ottawa

Higher risk of severe COVID-19, but after symptoms start Must be taken within the first 5 days.

Ontario's COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment Screener tool online to find out if you're at increased risk for serious illness and likely to benefit from medication can determine whether it is viable.

State molecular testing is prioritized for high-risk populations and those living or working in high-risk environments.

Ottawans should visit the Ottawa Public Health website to eligibility and how to book a test, and if they have symptoms, test positive, or are high-risk contacts. You can learn more about what to do if

Where to Get a Rapid Test

Ontario distributes free rapid antigen tests through pharmacies and grocery stores.

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