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Fifty-eight new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa as some Elgin Street restaurants close

At least four Elgin Street restaurants have closed due to COVID-19.

On Sunday, St. Louis Bar & Grill announced it was closing so that staff could get tested. According to a spokesperson, no staff or customers had tested positive, but the decision was made out of an abundance of caution after three other Elgin Street establishments recently closed.

Elgin Beer Project shut its doors after learning that two customers had tested positive, and The Lieutenant’s Pump announced it was closing so staff could be tested. Deacon Brodie’s Pub also announced that some staff members might have come into contact with someone who tested positive and that they were closing to allow staff to be tested.

Milestones at Lansdowne Park also closed, although a sign posted on its door gave no reason, only indicating it would remain closed until Friday.

Meanwhile, Ottawa Public Health on Sunday reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death, bringing the total number of positive cases to 4,063, and deaths to 281.

There are 575 active cases in Ottawa, 16 of them hospitalized and three in intensive care.

There are also 20 ongoing outbreaks in Ottawa health-care institutions and 19 in schools and child-care centres.

Public Health Ontario, meanwhile, reported three new cases Sunday in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit; one new case in Hastings Prince Edward Public Health; and three new cases through Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health. Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported no new cases Sunday, while Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported a decrease of one, from 379 cases to 378.

Overall, the Ontario government reported 491 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday — the highest daily total in the province since early May — and two new deaths, bringing the provincial total to 49,831 positive cases and 2,839 deaths.

Additionally, there are 112 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, 28 in intensive care and 16 on ventilators.

The situation was worse in Quebec, which reported 896 new cases on Sunday, including 14 new cases in the Outaouais. There have been 71,901 cases in Quebec, and 1,251 in the Outaouais. Quebec also reported two new deaths on Sunday, for a total of 5,825.

Two-hundred and sixteen people are hospitalized in the province, 41 in intensive care.

BY THE NUMBERS AS OF SEPT. 26

Ottawa
58 New cases
4,063 Total cases
1 New deaths
281 Total deaths
575 Active cases
16 Hospitalized
3 In ICU
3,207 Cases resolved

Ontario
491 New cases
49,831 Total cases
2 New deaths
2,839 Total deaths
112 Hospitalized
28 In ICU
42,796 Cases resolved

bdeachman@postmedia.com

OTTAWA -- September 27, 2020 -- Some Elgin Street patios were still open, Sunday, September 27, 2020. ASHLEY FRASER, POSTMEDIA
Some Elgin Street patios were still open, Sunday, Sept.r 27, 2020. ASHLEY FRASER, POSTMEDIA Photo by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

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