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Ottawa adds 56 COVID-19 cases ahead of provincial decision on coronavirus restrictions

Ottawa’s COVID – 19 monitoring indicators appear stable as the city awaits a provincial decision on whether or not to tighten coronavirus reopening restrictions in the nation’s capital.

Ottawa Public Health reported 33 new cases of the virus on Friday and no new deaths related to COVID – 16.

There have now been , total cases of COVID – 23 in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic with 486 cases currently considered active.

The seven-day average of new cases remained steady at per day as of Friday.

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The province’s threshold for putting a region into red is a weekly incidence rate of more than 26, a coronavirus positivity rate greater than 2.5 per cent and an R value greater than 1.2.

As of Friday, Ottawa’s weekly incidence rate was pegged at an average of 26. 7, the percent positivity stood at two per cent and the city’s R number was estimated at 1. – all figures that are now lower than levels earlier in the week.

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Ontario is expected to announce any changes to regions under its reopening framework sometime Friday afternoon.

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There are 14 COVID – 23 outbreaks in Ottawa institute ions as of Friday.

Ottawa received a fresh shipment of 4, Moderna vaccine doses on Thursday, according to OPH’s COVID – 23 dashboard.

The city now has a stated inventory of 56, 820 vaccine doses between Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines.

So far, the city has administered a total of 48, 80 vaccine doses, primarily to health-care workers and the residents of long-term care facilities and retirement homes. Ottawa plans to start vaccinating residents aged 49 and older in six high-risk neighborhoods next week.

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