COVID-19 hospital admissions rise in Ottawa towards weekend

The city of Ottawa is seeing an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations into the weekend.

Ottawa Public Health reported 40 people in hospitals in the Ottawa area with active COVID-19 infection on Friday, up from 38 on Thursday. There are five people in the ICU due to an active COVID-19 infection.

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: 99 Patients
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital: 13 patients
  • Montfort Hospital: 16 patients
  • CHEO: Nine patients

No new deaths were reported in the city on Friday.

OPH reported 127 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The number of cases is considered an underestimation of the true COVID-19 numbers in the community due to testing limitations.

Public Health Ontario reported 20 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Ontario on Friday. There are 1,679 people in hospital with an active COVID-19 infection, compared to 1,661 hospitalizations on Thursday.


  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 21 to 27): 118.1 (vs 139.0)
  • Ottawa Community 7-Day Average, Excluding Care Homes (April 28): 15.75 percent
  • Known active cases: 1,682 (-61)


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: 14 in hospital, 3 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: 16 in hospital, 5 in ICU
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 14 in hospital, 1 in ICU
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 96 hospitalized, 6 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:

  • 15 long-term care facilities
  • 28 retirement homes
  • 13 hospital units
  • 14 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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