Tuesday’s COVID-19 numbers decline across several statistics

Special to WC Online

There have been five more deaths in Ottawa related to COVID-19, according to Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) latest report released Tuesday, Feb. 8.

OPH reports the city’s death toll related to COVID-19 sits at 720.

Statistical numbers in other areas of the report continue to drop. Currently, there are 50 people hospitalized with an active COVID-19 infection. There are nine people in the intensive care unit with an active case of COVID-19.

While OPH reports 170 new COVID-19 cases today (Feb. 8), the total number of active cases in Ottawa continues to fall. On Tuesday, there are 1.768 active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa.

There are four new outbreaks at health-care institutions for a total of 81 ongoing outbreaks.

Across the province, Ontario reports 2,254 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 474 patients in intensive care. The province is also reporting 42 more virus-related deaths.

There were 2,092 new COVID-19 cases reported today, but Public Health Ontario has said the true number is likely higher due to the province’s current restricted testing policy.

In Renfrew County, COVID-19 has claimed the life of 24 residents since the start of the pandemic, almost two years ago.

Information released from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) shows another three deaths linked to COVID-19 have been confirmed in our area in the last four days.

Details on the provincial website show the recent deaths are a man between 60 and 79 years of age along with a man oder than 80 and a woman older than 80.

Valley Manor long-term care home in Barry’s Bay currently has 20 confirmed cases, 11 resident and nine staff members. No deaths have been reported at the long-term care home in Barry’s Bay.

Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew has 31 active COVID-19 cases (23 resident and 8 staff members) with five deaths reported.

Other COVID-19 outbreaks are being monitored at the Madonna House, Community Living (Upper Ottawa Valley, Renfrew South and Madawaska Valley), Country Haven, Champlain Gardens, Riverview Heights, Arnprior Villa, Pembroke Regional Hospital third floor surgical unit), the Bernadette McCann House and the Arnprior and District Hospital (inpatient unit).

The RCDHU is reporting more than 91 per cent of local residents over the age of 12 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

At the end of January, the RCDHU reported more than 214,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in the region.

The health unit says 91.3 per cent of local residents over the age of 12 have one shot with 88.7 per cent having received two or more doses.

The RCDHU is reminding residents that vaccination clinics in the region do accept walk-in appointments. Residents can book an appointment in Pembroke or Deep River through the Provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Those 18 and older can receive their third dose this week, if they received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on or before November 07, 2021. The RCDHU says all residents over the age of five (including those who are, or plan to become pregnant) should receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

The health unit says the best way to protect yourself and those around you from serious illness like COVID-19 and variants of concern is to get vaccinated. The RCDHU notes nearly 4,000 local children between the ages of five and eleven have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


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