Ottawa is reporting 40 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths.
The number of Ottawa residents in hospital with COVID-19 continues to drop.
The Outaouais is reporting six new COVID-19 cases.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed another 40 cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths Thursday.
Starting today, Ontario's stay-at-home order has been replaced by "emergency brake" rules similar but not identical to those in effect before the order.
Numbers to watch
35.7: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents.
29: The number of Ottawa residents with COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital.
4: The number of those patients in an ICU. Both numbers are the lowest they've been since late March.
0.81: 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.
25: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, led by 18 in health-care settings.
6,393: 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 six new COVID-19 cases.
Most other eastern Ontario health units are regularly reporting fewer than 10 new cases a day. The outgoing medical officer of health for the Kingston area said the situation there is well under control for now.
WATCH | Dr. Kieran Moore's status report: