Ottawa Public Health is reporting 13 new cases on Tuesday as a change in Ontario’s provincial data collection sees a spike in daily case counts elsewhere in the province.
Ottawa has now seen 9,118 cases of the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
One additional person has died in relation to COVID-19 in Ottawa, raising the city’s death toll of the pandemic to 387.
However, Ontario said that it pulled data at a different time than it usually does, resulting in a one-day increase in the daily case count for some public health units.
Ottawa’s case count via Ontario’s COVID-19 dashboard showed a decrease of nine cases on Tuesday amid a cleanup in the provincial database.
Tuesdays tend to show lower daily case increases in Ottawa — despite the relatively low increase of 13 cases, the number of new COVID-19 cases locally in the past seven days remains above 300.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa dropped to 364 on Tuesday from 388 the day before.
The number of people in hospital and the number of ongoing coronavirus outbreaks remained unchanged on Tuesday.
COVID-19 vaccinations began in Ottawa on Tuesday morning, with a personal support worker from the St. Patrick’s Home becoming the first person locally to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
— With files from Gabby Rodrigues
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