Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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People take refuge from the heat in the shade of a tree along the Rideau Canal. Ottawa is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (Joseph Tunney/CBC - image credit)
People take refuge from the heat in the shade of a tree along the Rideau Canal. Ottawa is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (Joseph Tunney/CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa is reporting 15 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths Tuesday.

  • It's the lowest number of active cases in Ottawa since Sept. 9.

  • About two-thirds of Ottawa adults have now had a first vaccine dose.

  • The Outaouais will move to less restrictive yellow zone rules on Monday.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed another 15 cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Monday.

Its 449 known active cases are its lowest since Sept. 9, 2020.

Numbers to watch

3.3%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive.

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.

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

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

4: The number of those patients in an ICU.

17: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, led by 13 in health-care settings.

6,668: 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

Public health officials in the Outaouais are reporting 17 new COVID-19 cases.

That region is currently under orange zone rules and will move to yellow zone rules on Monday.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) took about 120 cases off its total count Tuesday, citing a data correction. It also reported one new death, bringing the region's total to 107.

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