Ottawa reports more than 100 new coronavirus cases for first time

Provincial data shows Ottawa added 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the largest single-day increase in the city since the pandemic began.

Ontario’s daily COVID-19 update also shows three new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus in Ottawa, raising the city’s death toll of the pandemic to 285.

This is the highest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the spike of 93 cases last Tuesday.

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Ontario added 554 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a decrease from the 700 new cases reported on Monday.

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Ottawa Public Health will release its more fulsome report on the novel coronavirus, with updates on active cases and outbreaks in schools and long-term care homes, around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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The local public health unit’s report sometimes revises case counts reported earlier in the day through Ontario’s COVID-19 dashboard due to occasional lags in reporting.

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