2 more COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa
Hôpital Montfort among 7 facilities facing an outbreak
Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Ottawa, health officials said Monday.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) did not release any details about the latest victims. Their deaths bring the toll in Ottawa to six.
The deceased are three men and three women. Five of the people were 65 or older. One was between 45 and 64 years old, Ottawa Public Health said Monday.
OPH also said there's a new outbreak at an unnamed medical institution — the total number of institutions with at least one case of COVID-19 is now seven.
The facilities affected are: Maplewood, Promenade Park Place, Garden Terrace, a group home run by the Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and two hospitals, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus and most recently, Hôpital Montfort.
Ottawa Public Health recommends anyone visiting an institution with an outbreak that still allows visits should make sure to check in with the front desk on arrival, make visits brief and clean hands frequently, such as before entering and after exiting a patient's room and the building itself.
OPH announced 25 new confirmed cases of the respiratory illness in Ottawa Monday, bringing the total to 370. In Gatineau there are 92 cases and no deaths.
The wider region of eastern Ontario and western Quebec now has more than 690 cases.
Health officials say there are likely thousands more undiagnosed cases in the community.