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Multiple Ottawa Hospitals Are COVID-19 Free & Staff Can't Stop Celebrating (PHOTOS)

"It has been a difficult year and a half, but finally it feels like there is a light at the end of the tunnel."

Ottawa Hospitals Are Celebrating Zero COVID-19 Cases

After a battle against COVID-19's third wave, several Ottawa hospitals are now celebrating a milestone victory.

As of July 8, the Ottawa Hospital, the Montfort and Queensway Carleton are all reporting zero active cases of COVID-19. Judging by the photos being shared by the hospitals on Twitter, the staff aren't taking the moment for granted.

Ottawa Hospital, in particular, had admitted 82 patients with COVID-19 back in May, which was its highest number during the pandemic.

"This is a testament to the progress that our community has made in reducing the spread of the virus. We are trending in the right direction," a follow-up tweet from the hospital read.

Despite the news, the health centres are not ruling out the possibility of future cases. "While we are not done yet, we should all be proud of the progress we've made!"

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