COVID trends remain stable across the board in Ottawa

People cross the Mackenzie King Bridge in downtown Ottawa last month on one of many days this winter when the temperature has hovered around the freezing mark.  (Buntola Nou/CBC - photo credit)

People cross the Mackenzie King Bridge in downtown Ottawa last month on one of many days this winter when the temperature has hovered around the freezing mark. (Buntola Nou/CBC – photo credit)

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has been saying that for weeks Respiratory virus trends are encouraging but it’s still worth reducing the risks as COVID-19 levels remain high.

Experts strongly recommend wearing masks indoors and in Ontario in the days after COVID symptoms appear. By staying ill and staying home and keeping up to date with COVID and flu vaccines, you are also helping to protect vulnerable people.

Levels of non-COVID respiratory viruses are generally low.


Data from the research team shows that the weekly average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater has remained stable since February 9.

OPH considers this level to be very high.


The health unit’s active local COVID-19 hospital patient count is stable at 30. This number has hovered around this number in 2023 so far.

One of the patients is in the intensive care unit.

There is another count that includes other patients e.g. B. Individuals admitted for other reasons who then tested positive for COVID, individuals admitted for ongoing COVID complications, and individuals transferred from other healthcare units.

This number is also stable.

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health

Tests, outbreaks and deaths

Ottawa’s COVID-19 test positivity rate remains at about 11 percent, which OPH describes as moderate.

Ottawa has 16 active COVID outbreaks — another trend OPH believes is moderate — that have been steady this month.

OPH has reported 116 additional COVID cases and the death of one additional person with COVID since Friday. In all, 1,018 Ottawa residents have died since the pandemic began, with COVID being a contributing or underlying factor.


Thirty-one percent of Ottawans aged 12 and over received their last COVID vaccine dose within the past six months, as widely recommended, with older age groups showing higher rates.

This does not take into account immunity from getting COVID.

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health

As of the latest weekly update, 85 percent of Ottawa residents had at least one COVID vaccine dose, 82 percent had at least two, 56 percent at least three, and 31 percent at least four.

The weekly number of COVID vaccine doses administered in Ottawa fell again last week to 1,376, continuing a trend that began towards the end of November.

across the region


Coronavirus sewage mean levels are stable across the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), with the exception of a rising mean in Morrisburg. They are otherwise outdated or unavailable outside of Ottawa.

The EOHU COVID risk level is considered to be low.

hospitalizations and deaths

Eastern Ontario communities outside of Ottawa are reporting about 20 COVID-19 hospitalizations with two patients in the ICU.

This regional census does not include Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) public health, which uses a different counting method. The number of local hospitalizations rises to 17 patients, the highest number since November.

West Quebec has 79 COVID hospital patients down One of them is in intensive care.

HPE reported two more COVID deaths in the past week for a pandemic total of 109.


The Kingston Region Health Unit says 32 per cent of the population aged five and over have received a vaccine in the last six months. It accounts for 26 percent at HPE and is not available elsewhere.

In eastern Ontario, between 79 percent and 90 percent of residents age five and older have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and between 52 percent and 65 percent of those residents have had at least three.


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