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Coronavirus: Ottawa adds 62 COVID-19 cases as hospitals near capacity

Ottawa Public Health reported an increase of 42 new COVID – on Thursday as the city’s health-care system begins to strain once more amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

There have now been , 532 cases of COVID – in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago, with 278 of those cases currently considered active, according to OPH’s dashboard.

Two additional people have also died in connection with COVID – in the past hours, raising the city’s coronavirus death toll to There are currently people in hospital locally with COVID – 19, eight of whom are in the intensive care unit.

The number of people in hospitals with the virus in Ottawa had been declining in the first two weeks of February, according to OPH’s dashboard. But Dr. Vera Etches noted in an update to city council on Wednesday that COVID – Hospitalizations in Ottawa are no longer declining, as other key metrics in the city’s efforts to control the coronavirus trend in the wrong direction.

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Answering your COVID – questions, Feb. 25 7662380 OPH’s dashboard shows that 70 per cent of acute care beds in hospitals across the city are now occupied. In the ICU, three out of every four beds are currently taken up as well.

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Etches told council on Wednesday that it’s a “real possibility” the province shifts Ottawa into the red-control section of the color-coded reopening framework next week if recent trends do not reverse or stabilize.

Ottawa received another shipment of 9, DOSES OF THE Pfizer-BioNTech COVID – 21 vaccine this week, raising the total inventory of doses received to date to 48, 820.

So far, the city has administered 41, 70 doses of the vaccine, with teams finishing the first round of vaccinations for residents of retirement homes in the city earlier this week .

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Local officials announced plans on Wednesdays day to start administering vaccines to residents aged 70 – plus in six high-risk neighborhoods across Ottawa next week.

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