Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees uptick in daily new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, but trends remain positive

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One day after seeing its lowest daily case count in six weeks, Ottawa is seeing an uptick in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the city.

However, trends including the number of active cases and the weekly average of cases per capita continue to improve.

Ottawa Public Health said 72 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19.

No new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Wednesday, leaving the city’s pandemic death toll at 420 residents.

1,670 new cases were reported across Ontario on Wednesday, the province’s lowest daily case count in two months. The province also reported 49 new deaths and 2,725 new resolved cases provincewide.

On Tuesday, Ottawa Public Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest single-day case count since Dec. 15.

Figures from OPH and the province often differ due to different data collection times. The province reported 82 new cases in Ottawa. Ontario’s pandemic total for the city is 13,093 cases, versus OPH’s 13,072.

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.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 53.9 cases
Positivity rate in Ottawa: 3.0 per cent (Jan. 18 – Jan. 24)
Reproduction number: 0.78 (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.

VACCINES

As of Jan. 27

Doses administered in Ottawa (first and second shots): 24,436
Doses delivered to Ottawa: 25,350
ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of people in Ottawa with known active cases of COVID-19 continues to decrease. OPH reported 713 active cases on Wednesday, down from 754 on Tuesday.

The dropping active case count is due to rising resolved cases. OPH reported 113 new resolved cases on Wednesday, bringing the city’s total number of resolved cases to 11,939.

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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