Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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Staff prepare syringes for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, Ont., on March 15. That health unit has given out about 33,000 doses. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Staff prepare syringes for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, Ont., on March 15. That health unit has given out about 33,000 doses. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press - image credit)
  • Ottawa is reporting 74 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and one death.

  • The capital's largest shelter outbreak is over.

  • That city has met a key vaccine target in retirement homes.

  • There are seven more cases in Lanark County.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 74 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and one death.

Another 33 cases are considered resolved.

The city is now in the red zone on the province's pandemic framework. OPH says the spread of COVID-19 is getting out of control.

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Numbers to watch

50: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, has risen seven straight days. The red-zone threshold is 40.

1.03: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). It's been around one since early February, below the red-zone threshold of 1.2.

2.9%: The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive slightly rises. The red-zone threshold is 2.5 per cent.

203: The number of confirmed and suspected coronavirus variant cases in Ottawa, according to the province.

131: The number of COVID-19 cases linked to Ottawa's largest shelter outbreak, which has been declared over. Shelter staff and clients have been offered vaccines for about two weeks.

87,737: The number of vaccine doses administered in Ottawa as of Friday.

80.8%: The percentage of retirement home residents who have had both vaccine doses has now passed the OPH target of 75 per cent.

Across the region

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit, which is in yellow, recorded eight more COVID-19 cases Friday, seven in Lanark County. It's had 86 cases in the last week.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported another 26 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with health officials in the Kingston area recording another 12.

Renfrew County's health unit, also in yellow, reported two more cases.

In western Quebec, 53 cases and two more deaths were logged.