Ottawa sets record for 3rd day in row with 370 new COVID-19 cases

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A pedestrian wearing a mask crosses Baseline Road near a cluster of businesses in early April 2021. On Sunday, the city's public health officials reported 370 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day total of the pandemic.  (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)
A pedestrian wearing a mask crosses Baseline Road near a cluster of businesses in early April 2021. On Sunday, the city's public health officials reported 370 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day total of the pandemic. (Brian Morris/CBC - image credit)
  • Ottawa is reporting 370 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the third day in a row with record-high numbers.

  • 2,411 known cases are considered active.

  • Another 59 cases were reported in the Outaouais.

Today's Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported a record-setting 370 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, blowing past Saturday's record of 325 cases.

Sunday's numbers represents the highest single-day total of the pandemic so far. It's the third day in a row the nation's capital has set a record.

Ninety of Sunday's cases involved people in their 20s, more than any other age group. Sixty-eight cases involved people in their 30s.

Another 159 cases are considered resolved. No new deaths were reported.

Ottawa currently has 2,411 known active cases, just one of several records that continues to climb during this third wave, which features more dangerous coronavirus variants.

Ontario is under a provincewide stay-at-home order until at least early May.

Numbers to watch

163.1: The weekly incidence rate, the rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents, continues to rise well above the previous record of 98 reached in January.

9.2%: The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive, a record high.

81: The number of Ottawa residents being treated in hospital for COVID-19, another number that continues to rise. Of those, 26 patients are in intensive care.

1.2: 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.

1,842: The number of cases in Ottawa confirmed or suspected to involve coronavirus variants.

Across the region

In western Quebec, 59 new cases were reported, but no deaths.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reported 13 new cases on Sunday.