Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today |  CBC News

Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today | CBC News

  • Active hospitalization for COVID-19 in Ottawa is stable.
  • The number of outbreaks and the average drop in sewage.
  • Six more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the area.

Ottawa update today


The average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater has slowly decreased for about three weeks since the record epidemic peak of the sixth wave in April.

The latest data from May 5 (the bold red line in the chart below) shows that the level was still about six times higher than it was in early March before the current rally.

Researchers measuring and sharing the amount of novel coronavirus in Ottawa wastewater report new epidemiological records of daily and average weekly readings in April 2022. The latest data is from May 5. (

These records do not reflect the first wave of the pandemic when wastewater was not monitored for traces of the virus.


Twenty-six Ottawa residents were in local hospitals receiving treatment for active COVID-19 at the Ottawa Public Health Update on Tuesday. Two of these patients are in intensive care. Both numbers are stable.

The hospitalization figures above do not include all patients. For example, they leave patients admitted for other reasons who subsequently test positive for COVID-19, those admitted due to continuing complications of COVID-19, and those transferred from other health units.

When including patients like these, the number was 106 as of Saturday. This is a slight increase after approximately two weeks of regression. Some hospitals Once again facing recruitment problems.

Ottawa Public Health has a COVID-19 hospital census showing all hospital patients who have tested positive for COVID, including those who have been admitted for other reasons and who live in other areas. There were 106 as of May 7. (Public Health in Ottawa)

Examinations, outbreaks and cases

Testing strategies have changed under the infectious Omicron variant, which means that many new COVID-19 cases are not reflected in the current numbers. Public Health only tracks and reports outbreaks that occur in healthcare settings.

Ottawa had 49 active COVID outbreaks on Tuesday. This number has been slowly declining for about two weeks.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported 21 more cases and four deaths from COVID-19, all of them age 70 or older.

The circulating weekly infection rate of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, expressed per 100,000 residents, drops to about 70.

At 15 percent, the average positivity rate in Ottawa for those who had polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests outside of long-term care homes was dropping very slowly. The average indoors was steady at around 10 percent. The last update was on Friday.


As of Monday’s weekly update, 92 percent of Ottawa residents age five and older have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 89 percent have had at least two.

63 percent of the population 12 years of age and older receive at least three doses and seven percent have four doses.

All over the region


Ontario and Quebec are still in the sixth wave of the pandemic. There are signs of improvement in both governorates.

Sewage levels in the Kingston area, east of Ottawa and in the counties of Leeds, Greenville and Lanark are stable. Other regions have no public data.

Eastern Ontario has one of the highest regional rates of sewage in the province, according to the Science Table. It goes down, though, and is close to the average for the neighboring Peterborough and Muskoka.

Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Table plots coronavirus wastewater data from 103 locations across the province. This is the average level for locations in Eastern Ontario; The point at the end of the line is the best estimate of where the mean will trend. (Ontario COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Table)


Western Quebec has 77 local admissions of COVID-19, including patients who are no longer considered active cases. Three of these patients required intensive care.

Eastern Ontario communities outside Ottawa have reported about 35 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, including about five in intensive care. Both numbers are stable and neither includes Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) Public Health which, like Western Quebec, has a different counting method.

HPE has reported two additional deaths from the novel coronavirus and a stable of 34 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in its first update since May 5. One of these patients is in intensive care.


More than 5.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people in the Ottawa Gatineau area.

Quebec considers about 78 percent of Ottawa’s residents to have “received appropriate vaccination,” a combination of vaccination and recent infection.

For every health unit in Eastern Ontario, anywhere from 81 to 92 percent of eligible residents have at least two doses of the vaccine, and anywhere from 59 to 71 percent of adults with three doses.

2022-05-10 15:48:35

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