Ottawa has now had more COVID-19 deaths in 2022 than 2021 – CBC

230 Ottawa residents have died of COVID-19 in 2022

Jul 26, 2022

The region is in the seventh wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the BA.5 coronavirus subvariant. It’s the first early-summer wave.

In its most recent weekly update Thursday, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said the city’s COVID levels were very high and concerning.

OPH specifically wants people to limit contacts, consider masking in crowded outdoor areas as well as inside and asks businesses to consider bringing back policies such as mandatory masks.

The local health-care system is again being strained by the combination of the pandemic load and staff shortages.

The latest Ottawa update

The average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater is very high. It rose for more than a month starting in early June and has slowly dropped eight of the last 10 days of data.

That average as of July 24 is about two times higher than it was a month ago and about 15 times higher than a year ago.

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