Ottawa’s stable COVID-19 spring ticks on – CBC

More than 150 local COVID deaths have been reported so far in 2023

Apr 18, 2023

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Generally, Ottawa’s COVID indicators have remained stable or have dropped for about three months. Increases have not risen to levels Ottawa Public Health (OPH) sees as concerning.

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


Data from the research team shows the average coronavirus wastewater level was slowly, unevenly rising for about a month. As of April 16, it had dropped three of the previous four days.

OPH considers this level to be very high. The highest reading on record was about a year ago.

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