COVID-19 trends stable after early winter spike – CBC

That generally applies to Ottawa and surrounding areas as well

Jan 24, 2023

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) says recent downward trends are encouraging, but the city’s respiratory virus level remains high overall and it’s still worthwhile to reduce risks.

Experts strongly recommend people wear masks indoors and, in Ontario, in the days after having COVID symptoms. Staying home when sick and being up-to-date with COVID and flu vaccines also help protect vulnerable people.

CBC Ottawa takes a look at COVID trends on Tuesdays and Fridays. A broader look at respiratory illnesses comes on Wednesdays: overall, respiratory virus activity was seen as dropping.


Data from the research team says the weekly average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater, as of Jan. 22, had dropped for about a week. It then rose slightly for three days.

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