Ottawa is reporting 281 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths.
The Outaouais is reporting 135 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.
Another person has died of COVID-19 in Renfrew County.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 281 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Thursday. OPH says a third resident in their 40s has died of COVID-19.
Another 339 cases are now considered resolved, leaving 3,179 known active cases in the city.
Numbers to watch
178.3: The weekly incidence rate, the rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, has dropped for the fifth straight day.
0.94: 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.
20: The number of active community outbreaks in Ottawa. There are 17 outbreaks in health-care settings and 15 in schools and child-care settings.
3,898: 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.
76.6%: The estimated proportion of the B117 variant detected in Ottawa's wastewater, according to the latest update. Variant detection comes with a wide margin of error.
Across the region
Public health officials in the Outaouais reported 135 new cases and one more death Thursday. The region is currently dealing with 86 COVID-19 outbreaks, and is under Quebec's strictest measures until at least May 3.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting 11 more COVID-19 cases. Renfrew County's health unit is reporting its fifth COVID-19 death and eight new cases.
Ontario is under a provincewide stay-at-home order until at least May 20.