Ontario reports fewer than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 Thursday; 49 new cases in Ottawa

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. 


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.


  • 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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