What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20


What's the latest?

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 186 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and one more death. Another person from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties has died of COVID-19.

Quebec is lowering the age of eligibility for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to age 45.

Some Ontario pharmacies offering that vaccine are now allowed to accept walk-ins, and 20 locations in the Toronto area are offering the shots 24/7.

How many cases are there?

The region is in a record-breaking third wave of the pandemic that includes more dangerous coronavirus variants, pushing hospitals past their limits.

As of Monday, 22,224 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 3,360 known active cases, 18,381 resolved cases and 483 deaths.

Public health officials have reported more than 40,800 COVID-19 cases across eastern Ontario and western Quebec, including more than 33,800 resolved cases.

Elsewhere in eastern Ontario, 165 people have died. In western Quebec, the death toll is 185.

Akwesasne has had more than 600 residents test positive and 10 deaths between its northern and southern sections.

Kitigan Zibi has had 27 cases. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory has had 11, with one death.