Data from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) indicate that 216 people have now lost their lives due to the coronavirus and its complications in the Outaouais region.
The death toll previously stood at 215, even though the fourth wave of the health crisis had started.
If we look at the new coronavirus infections counted over the past 24 hours, their number is 19 in the Outaouais, or below the 20 mark, something that has not been seen since the 1is September.
Currently, the Outaouais has 244 active cases. The Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) also reports nine hospitalizations, four of which are in intensive care.
For all of Quebec, these are 633 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 new deaths linked to the disease.
25 new cases in Ottawa
In the federal capital, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 25 more cases on Tuesday, which is a smaller daily increase than in the past few days. On Saturday, a new high of the fourth wave was reached, with 75 new cases identified.
SPOOttawa Public Health counts 398 active cases on Tuesday. Six people are hospitalized, including one who is in intensive care.
The number of deaths attributable to COVID-19 remains stable at 594. As of February 2020, a total of 28,966 coronavirus infections have been recorded in Ottawa, according to official figures from SPOOttawa Public Health.
Several francophone schools in Ottawa are reporting cases on Tuesday. There are six at the Michaëlle-Jean public elementary school, five at the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Catholic elementary school, five at the Saint-François-d’Assise Catholic elementary school and three at the Samuel-Genest Catholic College. .
Eastern Ontario crosses 5,000 case mark
Eastern Ontario has, for its part, passed the 5,000-case mark since the start of the pandemic. So far, 5,002 cases have been identified by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).
This is an increase of 11 cases since Monday. In total, 65 cases are still active in the territory of BSEOEastern Ontario Health Unit and two people are hospitalized, but none are in intensive care.
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 remains stable, with 112 victims of the pandemic.
Across Ontario, health officials are reporting 577 new infections and 7 more deaths on Tuesday.