Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
OPH reporting 146 new cases on Saturday, 96 logged in western Quebec
- Ottawa is reporting 146 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths.
- There are 2,869 known active cases in the city.
- Key numbers measuring the illness's spread are dropping.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 146 new COVID-19 cases Saturday — the lowest total in more than three weeks — and two more deaths.
Another 346 cases are now considered resolved, leaving 2,869 known active cases in the city.
Numbers to watch
10.9%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. It has dropped from Wednesday's record high.
170.1: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents.
0.87: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t), is also ticking down. The spread of the coronavirus is considered under control if that figure is kept below one.
24%: The percentage of Ottawa residents who have received at least one vaccine dose.
Across the region
Ontario is under a provincewide stay-at-home order until at least May 20.