Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
67 more cases in Ottawa, 9 more deaths across the region
- Ottawa is reporting 67 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.
- An update from city officials is planned for 2 p.m. ET.
- Five more people have died in western Quebec, and two more in the area covered by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and two more deaths.
OPH has declared 145 more cases resolved.
Ottawa's medical officer of health will take part in a pandemic update at 2 p.m. ET.
Numbers to watch
42: The number of Ottawa residents being treated in hospital for COVID-19.
72.9: The number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ottawa residents continues to decline from Thursday's record high.
0.72: The average number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). Anything below one suggests the spread is coming under control.
3.5%: Ottawa's average test positivity percentage has dropped since the previous update.
Across the region
Health authorities in western Quebec are reporting 21 more cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths.
Two more residents of the area covered by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) have died. The EOHU is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19.