Ottawa reports 771 more cases of COVID-19

A sign warning of a capacity limit for skaters on the ice is seen due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant at the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall, Tuesday, December 28, 2021. (Justin Tang / The Canadian Press)

  • Ottawa Public Health (OPH) on Thursday reported 771 cases of COVID-19.
  • Case numbers may be affected by test requirements and delays.

Today’s Ottawa update

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reports 771 more COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

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 6,076 known active cases. There are currently 13 people with COVID-19 in the hospital, an increase since Wednesday. Three people with COVID-19 are being treated in the intensive care unit, two more than on Wednesday.

Talk to see

168: The number of confirmed cases of Omicron variant among Ottawa residents, with 2,032 cases suspected 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.

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

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