Ottawa sees rise in COVID test positivity rate, wastewater, outbreaks – CBC

More than 3 times more COVID in Ottawa compared to same period in 2021

Sep 20, 2022

The latest Ottawa update

The weekly average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater has been slowly rising this month.

As of Sept. 15, levels were more than three times higher than they were one year ago.


Thirty Ottawa residents have been admitted to a city hospital with COVID-19, according to OPH’s latest update. That’s slightly higher than the last update.

Three patients are in intensive care.

The hospitalization figures above don’t include all patients. For example, they leave out patients admitted for other reasons who then test positive for COVID-19, those admitted for lingering COVID-19 complications, and those transferred from other health units.

The number that includes those kinds of patients dropped from mid-July until the end of August and has slightly risen in September.

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