Ontario reports 22 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa on Wednesday

OTTAWA — Public Health Ontario is reporting 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday.

A full local snapshot from Ottawa Public Health is due this afternoon. Figures from OPH often differ from Public Health Ontario’s because the two health agencies pull data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day.

Across the province, health officials logged 554 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row where Ontario has seen fewer than 600 cases. Another 16 Ontarians have died due to COVID-19, but the province says five of those deaths happened more than two months ago and were added in a data cleanup. Another 770 existing cases are now considered resolved.

Around the region, Public Health Ontario added 14 new cases, including five in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, one in Hastings Prince Edward, six in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, and two in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark. Two cases have been removed from the total for Renfrew County.

UNVACCINATED CASES

Of the 554 new cases reported ON Wednesday, 418 were in people who were not fully vaccinated or whose status was unknown and 136 were in fully vaccinated people.

There are 375 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across Ontario, 28 of whom are fully vaccinated. Eight people among the 194 in Ontario ICUs are fully vaccinated.

Ottawa Public Health data suggest unvaccinated residents are 15 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than fully vaccinated residents are.

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Five new cases
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: One new case
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: Six new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Two new cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Two cases removed from total

This story will be updated. CTV News Ottawa will have the latest as it becomes available.

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