Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
City records 179 new cases as number of patients in intensive care continues steady rise
- Ottawa is reporting 179 new cases of COVID-19.
- The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care continues its steady rise.
- The Ottawa Hospital has replenished its vaccine supply.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 179 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. OPH has declared 119 more cases resolved and is reporting no additional deaths.
Numbers to watch
15: The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Ottawa, the most since mid-April.
97.8: The number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ottawa residents has hit a record high.
1.03: The average number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t), has been in gradual decline this month. OPH aims to keep the number below one.
4.5%: Ottawa's test positivity percentage ticks down slightly.
5,850: The number of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses received by The Ottawa Hospital Wednesday. The hospital ran out of doses over the weekend.
Across the region
Health authorities in western Quebec are reporting one more death and 37 new COVID-19 cases.