Etches asks Ottawans to exercise caution as COVID-19 cases rise -CBC

The daily case average jumped to 35 per day, from last week’s average of 26

Nov 10, 2021

Ottawa’s medical officer of health is asking the city’s residents to remain cautious as COVID-19 case counts rise.

The daily average in Ottawa has jumped to 35 cases, a significant jump from last week’s average of 26. Ottawa’s test positivity rate is now at two per cent.

“What stands out is people in Ottawa were holding things steady and, in fact, pushing the growth of the pandemic back down from about mid-September until last week,” said Dr. Vera Etches.

“And that’s changed. We are seeing the pandemic grow again.”

Etches said the spike in case counts is due to an increasing number of “opportunities for COVID to be transmitted.”

“There is more close contact, perhaps a little less mask wearing,” she said.

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