Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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  • Ottawa has 34 more COVID-19 cases and one more death.

  • At least one key indicator is verging on red zone levels.

  • Renfrew County is down to zero known active cases.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 and the death of another retirement home resident. OPH has declared a 26 more cases resolved.

Numbers to watch

26.8: Ottawa's per capita rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days is slightly down from Monday, but still above the rate of 25 — the difference between yellow and orange on Ontario's pandemic scale.

1.19: The average number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t), remains above one, suggesting the coronavirus is spreading faster than it can be controlled. The threshold between orange and red is 1.2.

9: The number of long-term care homes with active COVID-19 outbreaks.

Researchers measuring levels of the coronavirus in Ottawa's wastewater continue to report a slight upward trend.

Across the region

Fifteen more western Quebec residents have tested positive and one more has died of COVID-19.

Renfrew County now has no known active COVID-19 cases.