Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today
Ottawa reports 39 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death
- Ottawa is reporting 39 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.
- Some key numbers measuring spread are down to late-winter levels.
- More than one-third of Ottawans age 18 to 29 have at least 1 vaccine dose.
- The Outaouais is reporting 16 more COVID-19 cases.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed another 39 cases of COVID-19 Monday. It's the first daily case increase below 40 since late February.
A man in his 40s has died of COVID-19, OPH says.
An outbreak at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre that started May 22 has grown to 19 inmates and one staff member, according to OPH.
Numbers to watch
4.7%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive has dropped.
0.93: 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.
39.4: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, is below 40 for the first time since March 12.
36: The number of Ottawa residents with COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital.
10: The number of those patients in an ICU.
539,403: The number of Ottawa residents who have received at least their first vaccine dose, an increase of about 19,000 since Friday.
50,601: The number of Ottawa residents who have received a second vaccine dose, an increase of about 4,500 since Friday.
62%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 18 and over who have received at least one vaccine dose.
34.7%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 18 to 29 who have received at least one vaccine doses, passing the one-third benchmark over the weekend.
6%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 18 and over who have received their second vaccine dose.
Across the region
Public health officials in the Outaouais are reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases.
Most other eastern Ontario health units are regularly reporting fewer than 10 new cases a day. For example, there was just one new case over the weekend in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties.
Its reopening plan leans on rates of spread and vaccination; the province plans to take the next step in mid-June. It's not clear exactly what the rules will be in the meantime.