Ottawa Public Health is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, one of the lowest one-day increases in cases since last August.
No new deaths linked to the virus were reported.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, 2020, there have been 27,676 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 591 deaths.
The five new cases follows 11 new cases on Wednesday. Ottawa Public Health reported minus one new cases on Tuesday due to a data clean-up. The open data COVID-19 report from OPH showed one new case reported in Ottawa on Tuesday.
The five new cases on Thursday is one of the lowest one day case counts since Ottawa Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 back on August 16, 2020.
Meantime, there are currently no patients with COVID-19 related illnesses admitted to emergency rooms in Ottawa hospitals. There are three patients in hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses.
According to Ottawa Public Health’s open data, it’s the first time since Dec. 21 there have been zero patients in the ICU with COVID-19.
Public Health Ontario did not issue a COVID-19 report for Ontario on Canada Day.
OTTAWA’S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS
Step Two of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen plan began at 12:01 a.m. June 30.
Ottawa Public Health data:
COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (June 23 to June 29): 5.8 (down from 6.3)
Positivity rate in Ottawa (June 23 to June 29): 0.7 per cent (down from 0.9 per cent June 21-27)
Reproduction number (seven day average): 0.89
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 30:
Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 728,195 (+5,652)
Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 302,943 (+34,054)
Share of population 12 and older with at least one dose: 79 per cent
Share of population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 33 per cent
Total doses received in Ottawa: 976,570 (+53,820 Pfizer, +33,320 Moderna)
*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.