Coronavirus Canada Updates: 42 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday

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Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC
Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 42 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the 22nd straight day with fewer than 100 cases of novel coronavirus.

One new death linked to novel coronavirus was announced in Ottawa.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 13,857 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 429 deaths.

On Friday, Ottawa surpassed 13,000 resolved cases of COVID-19. Ottawa Public Health says 13,011 people have recovered after testing positive for novel coronavirus.

The 42 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa follows 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, 26 new cases on Wednesday and 25 new cases on Tuesday.

The last time Ottawa Public Health reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa was Jan. 21, when 180 new cases were announced.

Across Ontario, there are 1,076 new cases of COVID-19. Health Minister Christine Elliott said as part of a new data system with Toronto Public Health, that health unit’s case counts are under-reported again on Friday.

There are 361 new cases in Toronto, 210 in Peel Region and 122 in York Region.

Public Health Ontario had reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday. There is sometimes a discrepancy in case totals from Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health based on when the data is collected.

OTTAWA’S COVID-19 KEY STATISTICS
Ottawa Public Health moved Ottawa into its red zone in early January.

A provincial stay-at-home order has been in effect since Jan. 14, 2021. It ends at 12:01 a.m. Feb 16.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 30.1
Positivity rate in Ottawa: 1.6 per cent (Feb. 6-11)
Reproduction number: 0.90 (seven day average)
Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing.

The Orange-Restrict category of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework includes a weekly rate of cases per 100,000 between 25 to 39.9, a percent positivity of 1.3 to 2.4 per cent, and a reproduction number of approximately 1 to 1.1.

VACCINES
As of Feb. 12

Vaccine doses administered in Ottawa (first and second shots): 34,744*
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses delivered to Ottawa: 30,225
Moderna vaccine doses delivered to Ottawa: 4,000
*OPH says staff were able to extract additional doses out of several vials, which were given to residents. In a statement on its dashboard, OPH said, “Vaccine inventory is based on an expected 5 dose per vial supply. Occasionally, an additional dose (6th dose) is successfully extracted and administered to clients.”

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA
The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa increased slightly on Friday. Ottawa Public Health reported 417 active cases of COVID-19, up from 413 active cases on Thursday.

Ottawa Public Health reported 37 newly resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday. A total 13,011 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.

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