Active cases remain high as Ottawa reports 424 new COVID-19 cases

People are marching through Ottawa on December 13, 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ian Black / CBC)

  • Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 424 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
  • Case numbers may be affected by test requirements and delays.

Today’s Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reports 424 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The number of cases is likely to be higher, as OPH cannot keep up with the test requirements, which delays or reduces the number of confirmed cases. The same is true elsewhere.

Ottawa has 5,287 known active cases, one of the highest numbers ever since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are currently 11 people in the hospital, a slight increase since Monday. One person is being treated in the intensive care unit.

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