Ontario reports 146 new COVID cases, one in Ottawa

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By: Taylor Blewett

The Ottawa Public Health vaccine waitlist tool that Ottawans can register with to try to snag a last-minute first or second dose now resets weekly instead of daily, something OPH says “makes life much easier for those using it.”

The waitlist will wipe every Saturday at 11:59 p.m. –– those who want their names on it should register after this time. You add contact information and some basic details, and may get a text, email or call from OPH if a same-day dose is available at a community clinic.

Meanwhile, Ottawa’s confirmed case count grew by one in Tuesday reporting by OPH, while the number of active cases across the city totalled 33.

There are two Ottawans hospitalized with COVID-19, neither of whom are in ICU, and two ongoing outbreaks  — one involving four resident cases at a shelter, and one involving two resident cases at a group home.

Over the latest seven-day period (July 5 to 11), a total of 30 new cases were reported to OPH. That makes for a weekly rate of 2.8 per 100,000 people — well under the threshold for the green zone under the province’s old colour-coded COVID-19 response framework, which was associated with a weekly incidence rate of less than 10 per 100,000.

According to the latest OPH data (published Monday), 81 per cent of Ottawa’s adult population has at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 57 per cent is fully vaccinated.

Latest Ontario COVID-19 news

Ontario reported 146 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average for new cases to 170 daily –– down from 215 a week ago.

(Public Health Ontario also cautions that data cleanup work for older cases is factored in on Mondays totals and could impact the case count published Tuesdays).

In terms of active cases, the hardest-hit regions are Waterloo (49 active cases per 100,000 people), Grey Bruce (39 per 100,000), Porcupine (21), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (18) and Peterborough (17). Ottawa, comparatively, has four active cases per 100,000, according to provincial reporting.

Ottawa was the only public health unit in eastern Ontario where an increase in case count was reported Tuesday, with one new case added to the total in the region.

Seven additional COVID-19-linked deaths were added to the provincial total, which now sits at 9,258 lives lost since the pandemic began. The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU testing positive sits at 145, down from 168 a week ago. The latest ICU figure rises to 192, if you include those no longer testing positive.

More than 79 per cent of Ontario adults (18 and older) have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 57 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Waterloo region, which had

delayed its reopening due to a surge in Delta COVID-19 variant cases will lift restrictions along with the rest of the province this week.

The region delayed entering the second step of the reopening plan, which begins Friday morning and allows hair salons and other venues to open, due to the spike in cases.

But the region’s top doctor,  Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, said Tuesday that public health indicators have stabilized and vaccination rates have increased rapidly.

Wang also encouraged residents to get their second vaccine doses and continue following public health orders as the Delta variant remains a threat.

Latest COVID-19 news in Quebec

Quebec reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with no new deaths,

The new figures bring the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 375,969. The death toll is unchanged at 11,231.

There are 85 people are in hospital with COVID-19 related symptoms, a drop of three, while intensive care cases remain unchanged at 25.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Quebec has reported 375,969 cases and 11,231 deaths linked to COVID-19.

A total of 364,103 people who have contracted the disease have since recovered.

-With files from Postmedia

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