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Ottawa's COVID-19 Cases Keep Climbing & So Many Are Young People

Several new cases are children under the age of nine.

After several weeks of low COVID-19 case numbers, Ottawa’s figures continue to spike. For the third day in a row, Ottawa’s COVID-19 case numbers have been in double digits, and a large proportion of these cases are young people.

On July 20, Ottawa Public Health reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, a significant increase in numbers in comparison with earlier this month.

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New cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

Of the 20 new cases, seven people are teenagers, five are people in their 20s, and four are children that are nine years old and younger.

According to Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s medical officer of health, indoor house parties and people going into work sick are likely to be causing the recent spike.

The City has not reported any new COVID-19-related deaths for 23 consecutive days.