Ottawa provides 25 new COVID-19 circumstances, the primary South African variant case confirmed – Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health reports 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the city confirms its first case of a variant of coronavirus originally identified in South Africa.

Ottawa has had 13,733 cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, with 420 classified as active, a decrease from Monday.

While OPH reported a relatively small number of new cases in its last report, Tuesdays tend to have the lowest number of new additions per day, after testing volume was typically reduced on weekends.

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As a result, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 51 per day as of Tuesday.

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Public Health Ontario’s daily epidemiological report also shows that Ottawa has its first confirmed COVID-19 case with the B.1.351 strain, aAlso known as the N501Y.V2 variant, which was discovered in South Africa.

This is the first case of the South African variant in Ontario outside the Peel region that has confirmed that two people who test positive for the virus have the B.1.351 strain.

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It is believed that newly identified strains of the novel coronavirus from South Africa, Brazil and the United Kingdom are more transmissible.



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Cases of COVID-19 variants call on the Ontario Minister of Health to “be vigilant.”


Cases of COVID-19 variants call on the Ontario Minister of Health to “be vigilant.”

The number of confirmed cases of the British variant in Ottawa remains six as of Tuesday.

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Another person died locally related to COVID-19, which brought the city’s death toll from the pandemic to 427.

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There are currently 25 people in hospital in Ottawa with COVID-19, five of whom are in intensive care.

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A new coronavirus outbreak has been reported at a Mothercraft Ottawa home childcare facility where two children tested positive for the virus.

The number of sustained COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa now stands at 27.

Ottawa will reopen its economy starting February 16, one week starting Tuesday.

The city currently appears to be within the boundaries of the Orange Restrict level of the Ontario color-coded provincial frame, but a deterioration in the city’s coronavirus levels and other key surveillance indicators could result in the city entering the stricter red-control zone when it does opens again.

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