Several Ottawa hospitals report no active cases of COVID-19

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People walk along a pathway at The Ottawa Hospital's General campus. Both TOH and the Queensway Carleton Hospital reported Thursday they had no patients with active cases of COVID-19. (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)
People walk along a pathway at The Ottawa Hospital's General campus. Both TOH and the Queensway Carleton Hospital reported Thursday they had no patients with active cases of COVID-19. (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)

The Ottawa Hospital's three campuses, the Montfort Hospital and the Queensway Carleton Hospital are all reporting no patients with active cases of COVID-19, a clear sign of how steeply case totals have plunged in recent weeks in the nation's capital.

Just over two months ago, on May 3, there were 82 patients with COVID-19 spread across The Ottawa Hospital's General, Civic and Riverside campuses — the highest total at any time during the pandemic, said spokesperson Michaela Schreiter.

While community transmission is not at zero, the numbers are a "testament to the progress that our community has made in reducing the spread of the virus," Schreiter wrote in a news release.

The hospital is still caring for some patients dealing with the effects of the virus, Schreiter said.

In a series of tweets, the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation said Thursday the hospital had no patients with active cases — and what's more, had not had such a patient admitted "for the past few days."

The Montfort Hospital also tweeted that they had zero active COVID-19 patients, something that had been the case "many times in the last few weeks."

According to Ottawa Public Health data, there were still two Ottawa residents in hospital with COVID-19 as of Thursday.

Figures from CHEO, eastern Ontario's children's hospital, were not immediately available.

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