Ottawa continues to report record-high coronavirus wastewater levels – CBC

3 of the pandemic’s 5 highest daily readings came within past week of data

Apr 04, 2022

Today’s Ottawa update
The average level of coronavirus detected in Ottawa’s wastewater has reached another record high with the latest update (the bold red line in the graph below). It ends March more than five times higher than the start of the month.

This is a key indicator of what Ottawa Public Health (OPH) calls a concerning resurgence of COVID-19 in the city.

March 31 also saw the fifth-highest one-day report of wastewater signal in Ottawa, while March 29 was third and March 30 was second.

Those records don’t reflect the first wave of the pandemic when wastewater was not monitored for traces of the virus.

Eleven Ottawa residents are in local hospitals being treated for COVID-19, according to Monday’s OPH update, with none in intensive care. Hospitalizations have been generally stable since the start of March.

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