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Ottawa inching closer to 70 per cent of 12+ population fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The local health unit is also seeing slight upticks in Ottawa's positivity and incidence rates, as well as a few more cases of the delta variant.
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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is confirming seven new cases of COVID-19 in the city, but says almost 70 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have had both vaccines necessary to fight off novel coronavirus.

The City of Ottawa has administered 94 per cent of the 1,237,850 COVID-19 vaccine doses it's received as of Friday, July 23.

First-dose figures have been somewhat stagnant in the city now that 765,350 residents have had the shot. That makes up 83 per cent of the population 12 years and older. Local health officials are urging residents under 40 to get their vaccines, as the age groups of 30-39 and 18-29 are only at 73 and 72 per cent respectively. All others age groups are well above 80 and 90 per cent protected.

Second-dose numbers are climbing in Ottawa, however. OPH says 624,143 residents have been fully immunized against COVID-19, which equals 68 per cent of residents over 12 and 69 per cent of the population over the age of 18.

OPH says, despite seven new COVID-19 cases in the city, there are still no hospitalizations or outbreaks due to the virus. There have been 41 new novel coronavirus cases in Ottawa over the last week. 

There hasn't been anyone treated at an Ottawa hospital for COVID-19 since July 14.

There are also no new COVID-19-related deaths to report in the city. The local pandemic death toll remains at 593.

Ottawa's active case count is up to 41 on Friday, according to the health unit.

The number of confirmed delta variant cases is up to 43 over the course of the pandemic (that number is up by five from Thursday) and nine in the last 30 days.

Ottawa's weekly COVID-19 incidence rate is up slightly, to 3.9 per 100,000 residents.

Residents being tested for novel coronavirus are seeing positive results 0.5 per cent of the time (an increase from 0.2 per cent, Thursday).

There have been 27,768 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa (27,134 resolved) since March of 2020.

Ontario is reporting 192 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with one new death linked to the virus.

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