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Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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The Peace Tower is seen through pampas grass in Ottawa earlier this week. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)
The Peace Tower is seen through pampas grass in Ottawa earlier this week. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)
  • Ottawa reported 42 more cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 42 more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths.

Numbers to watch

10: Residents who are unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are 10 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to data up to Oct. 15.

23: The average number of hours it takes to receive a COVID-19 test result, up from 20 hours this time last week.

1.8%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in Ottawa rises slightly.

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0.98: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The rate of spread is considered under control when the number is below one.

239: The number of known active cases in Ottawa. Nearly three-quarters are people younger than 40.

19.5: The overall weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, has generally been in decline for about a month.

13: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa.

9: The number of these outbreaks in schools, all of them elementary.

2: The number of daycare outbreaks in Ottawa.

10: The number of Ottawa residents currently being treated for COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital.

2: The number of those patients in an intensive care unit.

828,601: The number of Ottawa residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, about 900 more than Wednesday's update.

791,096: The number of Ottawa residents who are fully vaccinated, about 1,800 more than on Wednesday.

90%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 12 and up who've had at least one vaccine dose.

86%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 12 and up who are fully vaccinated. Every age group sits above 85 per cent except 18 to 39.

Across the region

Quebec reported eight more cases in the Outaouais on Friday.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit continues to lead the wider region with 24 local COVID-19 hospitalizations, more than the rest of the region combined. It has one of the highest weekly incidence rates in the province; a rate that's been declining in recent days.

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