COVID traits stay largely regular in Ottawa

COVID traits stay largely regular in Ottawa

Latest developments:

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

The most recent 

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

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

Non-COVID respiratory virus ranges are usually low.


Information from the analysis group reveals, as of Feb. 12, the weekly common stage of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater had dropped to its lowest stage 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 rely of lively, native COVID-19 hospital sufferers is steady at 30. That quantity has hovered round that quantity up to now in 2023. 

One of many sufferers is in intensive care. 

There may be one other rely that features different sufferers, comparable to folks admitted for different causes who then take a look at optimistic for COVID, these admitted for lingering COVID problems, and people transferred from different well being items.

That rely can also be steady.

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

Exams, outbreaks and deaths

Ottawa’s COVID-19 take a look at positivity price stays round 11 per cent, which OPH calls average.

Ottawa has 16 lively COVID outbreaks — one other pattern OPH considers average — which has been steady this month.

OPH has reported 116 extra COVID circumstances since Friday and the dying of yet one more individual 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 greater 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 least one COVID vaccine dose, 82 per cent had at the least two, 56 per cent at the least three and 31 per cent at the least 4.

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

Throughout the area


Coronavirus wastewater averages are steady throughout the Jap Ontario Well being Unit (EOHU), apart from a rising common in Morrisburg.

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

The Kingston space’s common take a look at positivity of about 12 per cent is its lowest of 2023.

The EOHU’s COVID danger stage is taken into account low.

Hospitalizations and deaths

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

That regional rely would not embrace Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) Public Well being, which has a special counting methodology. Its native hospitalization rely rises to 17 sufferers, its highest quantity since November.

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

HPE reported two extra COVID deaths up to now week for a pandemic whole 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 acquired at the least two COVID-19 vaccine doses, and between 52 and 65 per cent of these residents have had at the least three.