OTTAWA – Ottawa’s COVID-19 weekend numbers dip while the province’s number slowly climb.

Ottawa Public Health reports Ottawa’s COVID-19 new case numbers at 76 today (Jan. 24) — down from the 87 reported Saturday (Jan. 23).

The numbers bring Ottawa’s total cases count to 12,929, according to the Ontario government. There are 37 people in hospital with the virus, six of which are in intensive care. OPH isn’t reporting any new deaths today, keeping the death toll at 419. Active COVID-19 cases are at 939, down from the 988 reported on Saturday. Resolved cases in the city now stand at 11,571.

One new outbreak is being reported in a healthcare institution, bringing that total number of active outbreaks to 34. Meanwhile, two additional outbreaks have been declared in the community, meaning there are now eight active outbreaks.

Ottawa Remains in the red zone.

The Ontario government is reporting 2,417 cases today — up more than two per cent since yesterday.

Today’s provincial numbers bring Ontario’s total number of cases since the pandemic started over the 255,000 threshold (255,002, to be exact).

Nationally, Canada is confirming 742,531 total cases since the pandemic started, according to the Government of Canada. Ontario’s number of total cases account for about 34 per cent of Canada’s overall total.

This is the fifth day Ontario has reported new cases numbers in the 2,000s.

Of the new cases, 77 are among kids aged nine to 13; with 65 being teens aged 14 to 17; and 38 of which are among children aged four to eight.

That means the four to seven cohort accounts for almost 7.5 per cent of the day’s reported cases.

There are also 50 new deaths in Ontario, bringing the total death toll to 5,803.

Since Saturday, 2,759 more cases have been declared resolved — bringing that total to 225,046.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reports 15 new cases, which is down from the 29 reported yesterday.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting only two new cases, down from the four reported on Saturday. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit isn’t reporting any new cases for the second day.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23), Health Minister Christine Elliott says 280,573 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

There were also 48,947 tests completed by the Ontario government since Saturday — which works out to about a 23 per cent drop in tests since Saturday’s report.

The positivity rate of the province now stands at 4.2 per cent.