Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 139 new COVID-19 cases, one new death Monday

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Ottawa Public Health is reporting 139 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person has died.

Across Ontario, health officials reported 3,436 new cases of COVID-19, a drop compared to the more than 3,700 cases reported on Sunday. The province also reported 3,623 newly resolved cases and said 16 more Ontarians have died from COVID-19. Public Health Ontario reported 130 new cases in Ottawa on Monday. Figures from OPH often differ from those provided by Public Health Ontario because the health units pull data for their respective daily reports at different times of the day.

According to Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, the city has seen 24,657 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 510 residents of Ottawa have died of the disease.

The new report shows a continuing decline in some weekly trends, including the testing positivity rate and the weekly incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 population. The number of people with COVID-19 in Ottawa hospitals also declined on Monday, but there are still more than 100 people with COVID-19 complications in local hospitals, with more than a quarter in intensive care.

OTTAWA’S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS

Ottawa entered Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order at 12:01 a.m. April 8.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (April 25-May 1): 110.7 (down from 119.2)
Positivity rate in Ottawa: 7.0 per cent (April 26 – May 2) (down from 7.6 per cent)
Reproduction number (seven day average): 0.97
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.

VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

As of May 3:

Ottawa residents with 1 dose: 340,121 (+17,972)
Ottawa residents with 2 doses: 27,465 (+167)
Total doses received in Ottawa*: 328,530 (+34,250)
As of Monday, 40 per cent of Ottawa residents 18 and older had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

*Total doses received does not include AstraZeneca doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics.

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