Ottawa Public Health says 184 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19 and the number of people in intensive care with the disease has doubled.
This is the third straight day that OPH has reported a triple-digit increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city. This also marks a record number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day by Ottawa Public Health. The previous high watermark was 183 cases on Oct. 8, 2020.
OPH’s COVID-19 dasboard shows a total of 10,368 lab-confirmed cases in Ottawa since the pandemic began.
No new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Sunday, leaving the city’s death toll from the pandemic at 392 residents.
The new cases also bring the per capita rate of cases in the last seven days to more than 60 per 100,000 population and the estimated reproduction number–the number of people each person with the virus infects–has surged to a seven-day average of 1.46, which suggests that every two people with the virus spread it to roughly three other people.
Across the province, 2,964 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with 25 additional deaths related to the disease. Public Health Ontario reported 100 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa on Sunday.
This follows a record-breaking day for Ontario’s COVID-19 case count on Saturday.