Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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A person in sunglasses and a mask walks past the Centennial Flame in Ottawa on Sept. 30, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, health officials in the city reported 64 new cases of the illness. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC - image credit)
A person in sunglasses and a mask walks past the Centennial Flame in Ottawa on Sept. 30, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, health officials in the city reported 64 new cases of the illness. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa reported 64 more cases of COVID-19 Sunday.

  • The city has surpassed 30,000 cases of the illness.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa reached another grim milestone on Sunday, surpassing 30,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 64 more COVID-19 cases Sunday and no more deaths. There have been 596 deaths reported from the illness since the spring of 2020.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said Wednesday she's cautiously optimistic the pandemic can be managed in the fall if people heed the guidance. In the short term, that means making responsible decisions on Thanksgiving weekend.

Numbers to watch

11: As of Sept. 24, residents who are either unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are 11 times more likely than fully vaccinated people to be infected with COVID-19.

2.1%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in Ottawa.

1: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The rate of spread is considered under control when the number is below one.

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

14: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, four less than on Saturday.

11: The number of these outbreaks in child-care settings, which is two fewer than on Saturday. Three of the 57 people affected are staff.

18: The number of Ottawa residents currently being treated for COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital, one fewer than on Saturday.

10: The number of those patients in an intensive care unit, which is one fewer than on Saturday.

817,185: The number of Ottawa residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

768,924: The number of Ottawa residents who are fully vaccinated.

89%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 12 and up who've had at least one vaccine dose.

83%: The percentage of Ottawa residents age 12 and up who are fully vaccinated. Every age group is around or above 85 per cent except people ages 18 to 39.

Across the region

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