OTTAWA — Public Health Ontario is reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, the 42nd straight day with fewer than 100 cases in Ottawa.
Across Ontario, there are 994 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Officials reported 298 cases in Toronto, 171 in Peel Region and 64 in York Region.
The 49 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa follows 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday and 54 new cases on Tuesday.
The last time Ottawa Public Health reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 was Jan. 21, when 180 cases of COVID-19 were reported.
Ottawa Public Health will provide a full snapshot on COVID-19 in Ottawa at approximately 12 p.m.
COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA
Ottawa’s COVID-19 Testing Taskforce reported 1,741 swabs were processed at assessment centres in Ottawa on March 2.
A total of 4,698 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Tuesday.
The average turnaround from the time the swab is taken at a testing site in Ottawa to the result is 25 hours.
COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Nine cases
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: Seven cases
- Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 10 cases
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Two cases
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