Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
Ottawa reporting 25 new COVID-19 cases on eve of reopening
- Ottawa is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death.
- The city has 15 COVID-19 outbreaks, 10 fewer than last Thursday.
- Western Quebec is reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed another 25 cases of COVID-19 and one more death Thursday. Many key measures of the virus's spread are at or near their lowest levels of 2021.
Ontario enters Step 1 of its reopening plan on Friday.
Numbers to watch
23.8: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents.
24: The number of Ottawa residents being treated for COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital.
4: The number of those patients in an ICU.
0.8: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The spread of the coronavirus is considered under control if that figure is kept below one.
15: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, led by 11 in health-care settings. One week ago there were 25.
6,880: The number of COVID-19 cases since late December that are either confirmed or suspected to involve a variant of concern. These variants have made up a significant portion of Ottawa's new COVID-19 cases since mid-March.
Across the region
Public health officials in the Outaouais are reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases.
Most other eastern Ontario health units are regularly reporting five or fewer cases a day.