Coronavirus Canada Updates: Active COVID-19 cases hold steady in Ottawa on Wednesday

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Ottawa Public Health says 44 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person has died.

The figure is more than double the number of new cases reported on Tuesday, however, active cases of COVID-19 held steady on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s report from Public Health Ontario includes 1,890 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario but an overall reduction in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Twenty-eight more people have died and 1,924 more resolved cases were reported.

Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 8,863 total COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since the pandemic began.

The pandemic’s death toll in the capital stands at 382 residents.

ONTARIO FRAMEWORK STATUS
Ottawa is in the “Orange-Restrict” level under the provincial reopening framework.

The “Orange-Restrict” level is for areas with a weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 people of between 25 and 39.9, a positivity rate between 1.3 per cent and 2.4 per cent and a reproduction number of 1 to 1.1.

Here is where Ottawa stands on those metrics currently:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 26.8
Positivity rate in Ottawa: 1.4 per cent (Nov. 27 to Dec. 3)
Reproduction Number: 1.00 (seven day average)
The “Yellow-Protect” level requires a weekly rate of new cases per 100,000 people of between 10 and 24.9, a positivity rate between 0.5 per cent and 1.2 per cent and a reproduction number of “approximately 1”, according to the province.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of people who are self-isolating or otherwise dealing with current COVID-19 symptoms held steady in Wednesday’s report.

OPH reports 379 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, down by two cases compared to Tuesday’s report.

Th health unit reported 45 additional recoveries on Wednesday, bringing Ottawa’s total number of resolved cases to 8,102.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases 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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