Ontario reports more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19, 52 new cases in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Public Health Ontario is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday.

It’s the 36th consecutive day with fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 in the capital.

Across Ontario, there are 1,258 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID. Health officials reported 362 cases in Toronto, 274 in Peel Region and 104 in York Region.

In Ottawa, the 52 new cases of COVID-19 follows 62 new cases on Thursday and 41 cases on Wednesday.

Ottawa Public Health will provide a full snapshot of the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa at approximately 12 p.m.

COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 11 cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: Zero new cases
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Four cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 10 cases

COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 1,905 swabs were processed at assessment centres in Ottawa on Wednesday.

A total of 6,701 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Feb. 24.

The average turnaround from the time the swab is taken at a testing site to the result is 28 hours.

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