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Most Ottawa COVID trends moving in the right direction

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Recent developments:

  • Most of Ottawa’s COVID-19 trends are down.
  • The city’s coronavirus wastewater average is at its lowest point in the fall.
  • The slowly rising positive test rate remains an outlier.
  • The number of active COVID outbreaks has exceeded the number of other types of respiratory outbreaks.

Latest guidance

Officials in Ontario and Quebec said health care systems especially for childrenare under tremendous pressure due to COVID-19. early flu respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season and lack of medicine.

they Wearing a mask indoors is highly recommendedStaying home when sick, keeping hands and surfaces clean and up to date with COVID and flu vaccines are also recommended to keep vulnerable people safe.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said Thursday Flu and RSV levels are high, but COVID levels are not. Ontario and Quebec Influenza test positive rates are rising and RSV positive rates are plateauing.


of Weekly average level of coronavirus According to OPH, Ottawa’s wastewater is moderate.

The research team hasn’t updated the page, but as of Nov. 17, OPH says this month’s average has gradually declined to levels last seen at the end of August.

Ottawa Public Health has shared the last 30 days of coronavirus wastewater readings from the research team. (Ottawa Public Health)

The research team also shares Influenza and RSV level in wastewater.

Tests, Outbreaks, and Deaths

Changed test strategy Under Omicron variant, means more COVID-19 cases not reflected in the countPublic health officials are currently only tracking and reporting outbreaks in healthcare settings.

Ottawa’s positive COVID test rate is 15%, steadily dropping before slowly rising for about a week. OPH considers this high.

Ottawa has 30 active COVID outbreaks. According to OPH, this is moderate and slowly declining.

City health departments have reported two flu outbreaks and 38 ‘other’ respiratory infection outbreaks, almost all of which have occurred in childcare settings and are stable.

OPH reported 133 more COVID cases in four days and two people over 90 died from COVID. A total of 963 Ottawa residents with COVID have died, 353 of them this year.


OPH’s active local COVID-19 hospitalization count has dropped to 11 in Tuesday’s update. He also has one patient in the intensive care unit, another stable number.

Your health unit is alerting you to changes you are making to your data system may affect hospital admissionsplummeted around the beginning of the month.

For example, the number of hospitalized patients on the main dashboard page updated on November 11th was 28. The patient count under another tab that updates as new documents arrive shows 43 patients for the day.

There is another count that contains other patientswho were hospitalized for other reasons and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, who were hospitalized due to prolonged complications of COVID-19, or who were transferred from other health care units.

That number dropped Tuesday, falling below 100 for the first time this fall.

Breakdown of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Public Health Department has a COVID-19 hospital count showing all hospitalized patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, including patients admitted for other reasons or living in other areas. there is. It was 145 as of November 7, and has been declining since then. (Ottawa Public Health)


As of November 14, the most recent weekly update, 93% of Ottawa residents aged 5 and over had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, 90% had at least two doses, and 61% had at least two doses. I was vaccinated 3 times.

31% of Ottawans over the age of 12 had at least four.

Approximately 8,600 residents under the age of five received the first dose, representing approximately 19% of the Ottawa population in this age group. About 3,000 people, or 6%, have experienced her twice.

across the region


Wastewater trends are mixed Kingston’s When Generally stable It spans the counties of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (LGL). It is also generally stable in Casselman and Hawkesbury, Drops from jumps in Cornwall and Morrisburg.

Data for other regions are outdated or unavailable.

Positive COVID-19 test rates have risen to approximately 20% in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).

hospitalization and death

Western Quebec’s health authority, CISSSO, has reported 69 COVID-related hospitalizations, but this is slowly declining. One of her patients is in the intensive care unit.

Eastern Ontario communities outside of Ottawa have reported about 55 hospitalizations for COVID, nine of them in intensive care.

The number in that area is not Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) including Public Health, the counting method is different. That number dropped below 10 on Tuesday for the first time since August.

EOHU reported the 136th COVID death for 2022 and the 270th death overall. LGL and the Belleville area health department have not reported any more deaths from his COVID in weekly updates.

Health units in each region, except Ottawa, reported more deaths from COVID in 2022 than in 2020 or 2021. Number of deaths from COVID in the second half of 2022 They are generally older, living with pre-existing medical conditions, or undergoing immunosuppressive therapy.


In Eastern Ontario, 81-92% of residents ages 5 and older have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 53-65% of these residents have received at least three doses.

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