Coronavirus: Ottawa Public Health confirms 12 new deaths Tuesday

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Twelve more people in Ottawa have died in relation to the novel coronavirus, Ottawa Public Health said Tuesday.

Ottawa’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 71 as of 4 p.m. on Monday, with the preceding 24 hours marking the highest number of deaths in a single day of the pandemic locally.

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The local public health unit also identified 67 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, bringing Ottawa’s total up to 1,221.

Of that total, 529 cases, or roughly 43 per cent, have been marked as resolved.

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Ottawa’s hospitalization rate for the virus is steady at 10 per cent.

The situation in Ottawa’s long-term care facilities is more dire, with 23 ongoing outbreaks of the virus in local institutions.

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Ottawa’s long-term care homes account for 455 of confirmed COVID-19 cases and 52 deaths related to the virus.

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