Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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A man wearing shorts and a mask crosses the street in Ottawa. The city reported 14 new cases on Tuesday. (Francis Ferland/CBC - image credit)
A man wearing shorts and a mask crosses the street in Ottawa. The city reported 14 new cases on Tuesday. (Francis Ferland/CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa reports 14 more cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Tuesday.

  • There are seven more cases in the Outaouais.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 14 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

OPH didn't report any deaths and hasn't for a month. There are 134 known active cases in the capital.

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Numbers to watch

1.04: 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.

11.5: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, up from the previous day.

Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases

2: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa. Both are at daycares, where six children and two staff members have tested positive.

4: The number of Ottawa residents being treated for COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital, one more than yesterday.

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

Across the region

The Outaouais reported seven more cases Tuesday. Quebec will introduce a vaccine passport for many non-essential public places on Sept. 1.

Eastern Ontario health units outside of Ottawa generally report an average one to three cases per day at most and aren't reporting any COVID-19 hospital patients or outbreaks.

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

Among its major announcements on Tuesday were that it's pausing its reopening plan because of the threats caused by the delta variant.

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