Ottawa reported 653 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday

A sign advertising the free COVID-19 speed tests at the Minto Recreation Complex in Barrhaven on December 22, 2021. (Francis Ferland / CBC)

  • Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 653 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
  • Case numbers may be affected by test requirements and delays.

Today’s Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reports 653 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

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 5,637 known active cases. There are currently 8 people with COVID-19 in the hospital, a small drop since Tuesday. A person with COVID-19 is being treated in the intensive care unit.

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162: The number of confirmed cases of Omicron variant among residents of Ottawa, with 1,996 cases presumed to be Omicron. Wastewater researchers say that it appears that Omicron has taken over.

(Ottawa Public Health)

35.87%: The number of COVID-19 tests returns positive, beating the previous high of 26.3 percent from Tuesday.

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

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