What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa for the week of May 9 – CBC

The end nears for many Quebec mask mandates

May 09, 2022

It’s the final week that masks will be mandatory in many spots in Quebec as that province is ending most of its masking rules on Saturday.

What are the numbers to watch?
Testing strategies have changed under the contagious Omicron variant and many people with COVID-19 aren’t reflected in case counts. Hospitalization numbers and the wastewater signal offer additional data that can help fill in the picture.

There’s more information in our daily story on key numbers.

Ottawa

The average level of coronavirus detected in Ottawa’s wastewater has been slowly dropping for about three weeks and is about six-and-a-half times higher than it was before the mid-March spike.

There were 22 Ottawa residents in local hospitals for treatment of active COVID-19 as of Friday’s OPH report. Three needed intensive care.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-may-9-2022-1.6445626

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