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Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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Ottawa reported five new COVID-19 cases Sunday. (CBC - image credit)
Ottawa reported five new COVID-19 cases Sunday. (CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa reports five more COVID-19 cases Saturday and no new deaths.

  • There are 51 known active cases in the city.

  • Vaccination numbers starting to plateau.

  • Ontario reported 218 new cases of COVID-19.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported five more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. One person in hospital with COVID-19 has recovered.

There are 51 known active cases.

Numbers to watch

0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive.

4.1: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents.

1.08: 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.

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

0: The number of those patients in an ICU.

Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases

771,626: As of Friday, the number of Ottawa residents who have received at least the first vaccine dose, about 1,600 more than in Wednesday's update.

654,869: The number of Ottawa residents who are fully vaccinated, about 7,000 more than Wednesday.

84%: The percentage of Ottawa residents 12 and up — all those who are currently eligible for a vaccine — who have at least one vaccine dose.

72%: The percentage of Ottawa adults who are fully vaccinated.

71%: The percentage of eligible Ottawa residents who are fully vaccinated.

62%: The percentage of all Ottawa residents who are fully vaccinated.

9,147: 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

There are currently fewer than 100 known active cases in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Most eastern Ontario health units are generally reporting a handful of new cases per week, but the number of active cases is increasing in some areas like the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

Ontario is currently under Step 3 of the province's pandemic reopening plan.

All of Quebec is under green zone rules.

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