Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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Mask-wearing is still considered important in the fight against COVID-19. On Saturday, 133 cases were reported by the City of Ottawa health officials.  (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)
Mask-wearing is still considered important in the fight against COVID-19. On Saturday, 133 cases were reported by the City of Ottawa health officials. (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa is reporting 133 more COVID-19 cases.

  • 68 cases and one more death were recorded in western Quebec.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 133 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday but no new deaths.

Another 74 cases are considered resolved, pushing the known active case count to 954.

The city is in the red zone on the Ontario government's pandemic framework. OPH said following rules and advice will avoid a move to the highest level of grey, which is lockdown.

Numbers to watch

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

4.6%: The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive rises again. Both, along with the active case count, are the highest they've been since the January surge.

1.18: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t).

19: The number of eastern Ontario residents with COVID-19 in an ICU. This does not include people getting intensive care for other reasons or people moved to the area to help capacity elsewhere.

447: The number of confirmed and suspected coronavirus variant cases in Ottawa, according to the province. That's 42 more than on Friday.

Across the region

Health authority CISSSO reported 68 more cases in the Outaouais on Saturday and one new death.

Renfrew County, which is in the yellow zone, reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit will move from the orange to the red zone on the province's pandemic scale on Monday.