COVID-19 hospital admissions in Ottawa stable over long weekend

Ottawa Public Health reports a steady number of COVID-19 patients over the long weekend.

There are 11 people in local hospitals as they have an active case of COVID-19, up from 10 in the latest health unit update on Friday. There are zero COVID-19 patients in ICU due to an active case.

OPH hospital admission numbers only represent Ottawa residents hospitalized due to an active case of COVID-19. Local hospitals report higher numbers, including patients admitted for reasons other than COVID-19 who tested positive and patients not from Ottawa.

Here’s a breakdown of the number of COVID-19 patients in each hospital:

  • Ottawa Hospital: 60 Patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: nine patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 12 patients
  • CHEO: Two patients

OPH reported 172 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday. The daily case count is considered an underrepresentation of the actual amount of COVID-19 in the community due to provincial restrictions on who can access a PCR test.

No new deaths were reported over the long weekend.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa in March 2020, there have been 73,200 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 803 deaths.

The Ottawa COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project shows a slight increase in the seven-day average viral signal in its latest data, but that follows a steep drop in April and May to its lowest level since late March.

Ontario health officials reported one COVID-19 death in the province on Tuesday. It was not directly attributed to COVID-19, but the disease contributed to that person’s death.

There are currently 890 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across Ontario, 157 of whom are in intensive care.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (May 16 to 22): 36.0 (down from 40.2)
  • Ottawa Community 7 Day Average, Excluding Nursing Homes (May 23): 9.07 percent
  • Known active cases: 549 (-127)


Updated May 16.

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 916,525
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 880,837
  • Residents of Ottawa with 3 doses (12+): 576,065
  • Proportion of Population Age Five and Over on At Least One Dose: 92 percent
  • Share of population aged five and over fully vaccinated: 89 percent
  • Proportion of Population Age 12 and Over with at least three doses: 63 percent

*Statistics for single or multiple dose Ottawa residents include anyone with an Ottawa zip code who has been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 6 in hospital, 2 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 21 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 12 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 9 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 7 in hospital, 0 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and Western Quebec): 63 in hospital, 1 in ICU

These figures are based on the most recent data from each respective health unit at the time of publication.


Ottawa Public Health is currently reporting active outbreaks in the following locations:

  • 8 long-term care facilities
  • 7 retirement homes
  • 9 hospital units
  • 2 other institutions that come together (group homes, assisted independent living, etc.)

OPH no longer reports outbreaks in schools and childcare facilities, nor outbreaks in communities, such as those associated with local businesses, religious institutions, or sports and recreational activities.

A full list of locations with active outbreaks is available on OPH’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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