Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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  • Ottawa has 16 more cases and no more deaths.

  • Two numbers to watch dip below notable levels.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 16 more people testing positive for COVID-19, with 64 more resolved and no more deaths.

The city is heading into a lockdown with the rest of southern Ontario on Saturday for four weeks.

Numbers to watch

27: The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ottawa residents.

0.96: The average number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t), in Ottawa. That's below the goal of one for now.

1.2%: Ottawa's test positivity percentage, down from the last update and enough to qualify a region for the yellow zone if not for the lockdown.

Across the region