Tue. May 17th, 2022

Via rail passengers, a train in Ottawa boarded earlier this week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that passengers will require COVID-19 shots for air, ship and interprovincial rail travel. (Patrick Doyle / Reuters)

  • Ottawa reported 29 more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
  • Hospitalizations are down and the outbreak is rising.
  • Three more COVID-19 deaths reported outside the capital.

Today’s Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 29 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and no more deaths.

Medical Officer for Health Dr. Vera Etches said the city’s COVID-19 situation is generally stable, but they are working to reduce the higher transfer rates for younger people. She expects people can probably trick-or-treat this October 31st, unlike last year.

Researchers measuring the amount of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater have found them stable in early fall. (613covid.ca)

Talk to see

12: On October 1, residents who are vaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are 12 times more likely to receive those who are fully vaccinated.

23: The average number of hours it takes to receive a COVID-19 test result, which is lower than a week ago.

0.98: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case or R

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