COVID developments stay principally regular in Ottawa

COVID developments stay principally regular in Ottawa

Latest developments:

  • Ottawa’s COVID-19 ranges are principally secure.
  • Its weekly vaccination quantity retains dropping.
  • Three extra individuals with COVID have died within the area.

The most recent 

Ottawa Public Well being (OPH) has stated for weeks that respiratory virus trends are encouraging however it is nonetheless worthwhile to cut back dangers as COVID-19 ranges stay excessive.

Consultants strongly suggest individuals put on masks indoors and, in Ontario, within the days after having COVID signs. Staying house when sick and being up-to-date with COVID and flu vaccines additionally assist shield weak individuals.

Non-COVID respiratory virus ranges are typically low.


Information from the analysis workforce exhibits, as of Feb. 12, the weekly common degree of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater had dropped to its lowest degree of 2023.

Final week OPH thought-about the common to be very excessive.

A bar and line graph of coronavirus wastewater levels since February 2022.
Researchers measure and share the quantity of novel coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater. Here is the information for the final 12 months; the newest knowledge is from Feb. 12, 2023. (


The well being unit’s depend of energetic, native COVID-19 hospital sufferers is secure at 30. That quantity has hovered round that quantity to date in 2023. 

One of many sufferers is in intensive care. 

There’s one other depend that features different sufferers, reminiscent of individuals admitted for different causes who then check optimistic for COVID, these admitted for lingering COVID issues, and people transferred from different well being items.

That depend can be secure.

A table showing the number of people in hospital with COVID in Ottawa.
Ottawa Public Well being has a COVID-19 hospital depend that exhibits all hospital sufferers who examined optimistic for COVID, together with these admitted for different causes, and who dwell in different areas. (Ottawa Public Well being)

Checks, outbreaks and deaths

Ottawa’s COVID-19 check positivity fee stays round 11 per cent, which OPH calls average.

Ottawa has 16 energetic COVID outbreaks — one other development OPH considers average — which has been secure this month.

OPH has reported 116 extra COVID circumstances since Friday and the loss of life of another particular person with COVID. In all, 1,018 Ottawa residents have died for the reason that begin of the pandemic with COVID as a contributing or underlying issue.


Thirty-one per cent of Ottawans age 12 and older have had their most up-to-date COVID vaccine dose inside the final six months, as is mostly beneficial, with older age teams having larger charges.

This doesn’t consider immunity from getting COVID.

An infographic of how recently Ottawa residents have had their last COVID-19 vaccine. It includes stacked bar graphs by age group.
Ottawa Public Well being shares when residents age 12 and up final had a COVID-19 vaccine. (Ottawa Public Well being)

As of the newest weekly replace, 85 per cent of Ottawa residents had at the very least one COVID vaccine dose, 82 per cent had at the very least two, 56 per cent at the very least three and 31 per cent at the very least 4.

The weekly variety of COVID vaccine doses given in Ottawa dropped once more final week to 1,376, persevering with a development that began across the finish of November.

Throughout the area


Coronavirus wastewater averages are secure throughout the Japanese Ontario Well being Unit (EOHU), aside from a rising common in Morrisburg.

They’re secure or dropping throughout Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties and in any other case outdated or unavailable exterior of Ottawa.

The Kingston space’s common check positivity of about 12 per cent is its lowest of 2023.

The EOHU’s COVID threat degree is taken into account low.

Hospitalizations and deaths

Japanese Ontario communities exterior Ottawa report about 25 COVID-19 hospitalizations, with three sufferers in intensive care.

That regional depend does not embody Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) Public Well being, which has a distinct counting methodology. Its native hospitalization depend rises to 17 sufferers, its highest quantity since November.

Western Quebec has 79 COVID hospital sufferers, which is dropping. Considered one of them is in intensive care.

HPE reported two extra COVID deaths prior to now week for a pandemic complete of 109.


The Kingston space’s well being unit says 32 per cent of its inhabitants age 5 and up have had a vaccine within the final six months. It is 26 per cent in HPE and unavailable elsewhere.

Throughout jap Ontario, between 79 and 90 per cent of residents age 5 and up have obtained at the very least two COVID-19 vaccine doses, and between 52 and 65 per cent of these residents have had at the very least three.