Ontario reports more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 63 in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Public Health Ontario is reporting 63 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday.

Across Ontario, 1,250 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported. There are 377 cases in Toronto, 167 in Peel Region and 129 in York Region.

The 63 new cases in Ottawa follows 80 new cases on Thursday.

Ottawa Public Health will provide a full update on the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa at approximately 12:30 p.m.

COVID-19 TESTING IN OTTAWA

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 2,099 swabs were processed at assessment centres in Ottawa on March 3.

A total of 6,277 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Wednesday.

The average turnaround from the time the swab is taken at an Ottawa testing site to the result is 35 hours.

COVID-19 CASES ACROSS THE REGION

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

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