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31 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

31 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

Mar 29, 2020

Ottawa (Canada) March 29: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) says it's investigating 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city as of Saturday, as well as "one institutional outbreak" at an Orleans retirement home.
That's an increase of 31 cases over the numbers issued by OPH in their Friday update, when the health authority said 75 people were confirmed to be infected.
An OPH spokesperson said the institutional outbreak noted in its Saturday afternoon update was at the Promenade retirement home, where one person was confirmed Friday to have the respiratory illness.
It's not clear if there are additional cases at the home.
Retirement home resident among Ottawa's 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases
Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa's chief medical officer of health, has previously said it's likely thousands of Ottawans have already contracted the virus.
Patient in ICU in Cornwall
Outside of Ottawa, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit confirmed five new cases in Prescott-Russell, Ont., on Saturday, with one patient in intensive care at the Cornwall Community Hospital.
The new cases bring the total in the health unit's jurisdiction to nine.
In all, Ontario had 151 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon, for a total of 1,144 reported cases to date.
Health officials in the Outaouais also confirmed they had eight new cases Saturday, bringing their total to 26.
Source: CBC News