With no new COVID-19 outbreaks to report in the city, Ottawa's virus markers have seen very little movement in the last 24 hours, although the rate per 100,000 residents continues to drop further and the chances of the unvaccinated contracting the virus has increased.
On Saturday, Ottawa Public Health reported that the rate per 100,000 residents has dipped to 26.8 from Friday’s 28, although the positivity rate remains at 1.7 per cent.
Based on data from August 28 to October 1, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Ottawa among the unvaccinated — but who are vaccine-eligible — is 12 times higher than it is for the fully vaccinated population.
OPH also reported 48 new cases of the virus in the city, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,231.
This means Ottawa represents about 7.3 per cent of all cases reported in Ontario on Saturday.
While there are no new outbreaks to declare, 15 are ongoing at childcare centres and schools and two are ongoing in the community.
One person with the virus was able to leave the hospital, leaving six still occupying beds; however, three people remain in the ICU (unchanged from Friday).
Active cases have climbed by eight, meaning there are now 338 active cases going on in the city.
However, there are no new deaths to report, keeping the local death toll at 598.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has 13 more cases added to its tally on Saturday, down from yesterday’s 20.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting four new cases, up from yesterday’s two.
And three new cases have been reported by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit.
Ontario Public Health, though, reported a spike of 654 new cases, up from Friday’s 573.
This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 591,331.
There are also two new deaths reported, which brings the provincial death toll to 9,788.
In the last 24 hours, however, 577 more cases have resolved.
Thirteen patients have been able to leave the hospital since Friday, bringing the current total down to 258.
There are 130 patients with the virus in ICUs (one more than Friday) and 79 on a ventilator (one less than yesterday).
Of the patients in hospital, 94 are unvaccinated, 39 are fully vaccinated and 12 are partially vaccinated.
Meanwhile, there are 69 patients who are unvaccinated ICU patients, 14 who are fully vaccinated and seven who are partially.