Coronavirus: Ottawa sees lowest daily COVID-19 case count in 10 months

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Coronavirus: Ottawa sees lowest daily COVID-19 case count in 10 months
Coronavirus: Ottawa sees lowest daily COVID-19 case count in 10 months

Ottawa Public Health is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the lowest one-day increase in new cases since last August.

Two new deaths linked to the virus were also announced.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, 2020, there have been 27,641 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 591 deaths.

The six new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday follows 18 new cases on Friday and 13 cases on Thursday.

Saturday’s six new cases is the lowest one-day increase in new cases since Aug. 23, 2020, when six cases were reported.

Across Ontario, there are 346 new cases of COVID-19. Health officials reported 64 cases in Toronto, 39 in the region of Waterloo and 34 in Peel Region.

Public Health Ontario reported 12 new cases in Ottawa on Saturday. There is sometimes a discrepancy in reported COVID-19 cases between Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health based on when the data is collected.

OTTAWA’S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS
Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen plan began at 12:01 a.m. June 11.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (June 18 to June 24): 9.9 (down from 10.3)
Positivity rate in Ottawa (June 18 to June 24): 1.3 per cent (down from 1.7 per cent June 16-22)
Reproduction number (seven day average): 0.58
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.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA
Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

As of June 25:

Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 708,561 (+9,364)
Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 216,372 (+19,335)
Share of population 12 and older with at least one dose: 77 per cent
Share of population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 24 per cent
Total doses received in Ottawa: 869,410 (+53,820 Pfizer & +33,200 Moderna this week)
*Total doses received does not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses includes anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

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