Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

Ottawa Public Health recorded 55 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death Monday, as key indicators continue their steady rise toward the more restrictive red zone threshold. 

OPH records 55 new cases as key indicators rise toward red zone threshold

Tobogganers cast long shadows down the slope at Ottawa's Lansdowne Park on Feb. 4, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
  • Ottawa is reporting 55 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death.
  • Some key indicators are approaching the red zone threshold.
  • Western Quebec is reporting 30 more COVID-19 cases.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 55 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death Monday. 

Ottawa and communities under the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) are now under the orange alert level, with slightly more restrictive rules than the rest of eastern Ontario, which is green.

Some of Ottawa's key indicators have been slowly rising for about a week, nearing levels that would qualify the city for a move into the red zone — and the tighter restrictions that come with it.

Numbers to watch

37.3: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents. The red zone threshold is 40.

2.3%: Ottawa's percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive has risen from 1.8 per cent. The red zone threshold is 2.5 per cent.

1.15: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The red zone threshold is 1.2.

2,336: The number of Ottawans tested over a recent three-weekend span as part of the province's targeted asymptomatic school testing program. Twenty people, or 0.85 per cent, were positive.

84%: The percentage of retirement home residents in Ottawa who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Across the region

Western Quebec's health authority is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 and no more deaths Mondau. A recent outbreak at CHSLD Lionel-Émond in Gatineau has spread to 23 people.

Restrictions in that region are due to be loosened further this week.

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