Sumary of Ottawa adds 156 COVID-19 cases as stay-home order goes into effect:
- Ottawa continues to see triple-digit growth in new COVID-19 cases as a provincewide stay-home order designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus went into effect on Thursday..
- Ottawa Public Health reported 156 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the number of active cases of the virus in the city to 1,948..
- The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is at 207.9 per day as of Thursday, with the incidence rate of new infections rising to 138 cases per 100,000 people..
- The number of people in hospital with the virus also remained steady at 69, with 20 COVID-19 patients still in the intensive care unit..
- Queensway Carleton, Montfort hospitals in Ottawa postponing non-urgent elective surgeries There are now 50 ongoing coronavirus outbreaks in Ottawa, with eight new outbreaks added to OPH COVID-19 dashboard on Thursday..
- Ontario stay-home order asks residents to only leave the home for essential reasons, restricts the kinds of businesses that can open for in-store shopping and limits non-essential retailers to curbside pickup and delivery..
- restaurant to open for ‘mask burning party’ amid COVID-19 lockdown Mayor Jim Watson cheered the Ontario government decision on Wednesday to limit the kinds of goods big box stores can sell, with these retailers now restricted to offering groceries, pharmaceutical products and other essential supplies…