COVID in Ottawa: Slight increase in hospital admissions

Ottawa’s number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 has risen slightly, new figures show on Thursday.

The number of Ottawa residents hospitalized due to an active case of COVID-19 is 38, up from 36 on Wednesday. Three people are in intensive care.

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: 105 Patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: 13 patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 10 patients
  • CHEO: Eight patients

No new deaths have been reported in the city.

OPH data shows that 777 residents of Ottawa have died from COVID-19.

OPH reported 252 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

The COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project is showing a slight dip in its most recent day after a brief plateau. The seven-day average viral signal appears to have peaked on April 11, but it remains well above the level seen during a previous wave.

Ontario health officials reported 1,661 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 20 newly recorded deaths in the past month.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 20 to 26): 139.0 (versus 122.0)
  • Ottawa Community 7-Day Average, Excluding Nursing Homes (April 26): 20.3 percent
  • Known active cases: 1,743 (+37)


These numbers are updated every Monday.

  • Residents of Ottawa with 1 dose (5+): 915,737 (+347)
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 879,628 (+520)
  • Residents of Ottawa with 3 doses (12+): 572,200 (+1,703)
  • Share 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 on Ottawa residents at one or two doses include everyone with an Ottawa zip code who has been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 16 in hospital, 4 in ICU
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 23 in hospital, 3 in ICU
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 13 in hospital, 7 in ICU
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 4 in ICU
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 105 in hospital, 7 in ICU

These figures are based on the latest data from each respective health unit as of Wednesday, April 20, 2022.


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

  • 16 long-term care facilities
  • 30 retirement homes
  • 13 hospital units
  • 15 other community institutions (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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