Ottawa reported 79 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
It's taking well over 24 hours to get test results.
Today's Ottawa update
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 79 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, the highest one-day case total since late May. There were no deaths confirmed.
There are now 474 known active cases in the city, similar to numbers seen in late spring as the pandemic's third wave began to wane.
On Monday, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said she's hopeful the high immunization rate among vulnerable residents will prevent a dramatic rise in serious cases. Etches said for now, local hospitals are equipped to handle the situation.
Numbers to watch
11: As of Sept. 17, residents who are either unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are 11 times more likely than fully vaccinated people to be infected with COVID-19.
2.7%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in Ottawa has dropped.
31: The average number of hours it currently takes to get COVID-19 test results in Ottawa. Two weeks ago, it was 21 hours.
1.05: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The rate of spread is considered under control when the number is below one.
34.6: The overall weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents.
22: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa. Most outbreaks involve fewer than five people, with the largest involving 14 cases.
17: The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa schools and child-care settings. 11 of these are in elementary schools, two are in secondary schools and one is in a combination elementary-secondary school. Three are in other child-care settings.
15: The number of Ottawa residents currently being treated for COVID-19 in an Ottawa hospital.
8: The number of those patients in an intensive care unit.
Across the region
There were eight more COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais on Friday, down from the 36 new cases reported one week ago.