Ottawa sees 40 new COVID-19 cases as province sets new case count record

OTTAWA — Ontario health officials are reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, on a day when the number of new cases across Ontario reached a new high watermark.

Across the province, 1,589 new cases and 19 new deaths were reported. The previous high point was 1,588 cases on Saturday. This is the third straight day of more than 1,500 cases in Ontario.

It’s unclear how many of the new deaths reported in Ontario were in Ottawa.

Local figures from Ottawa Public Health are due at around 12:30 p.m.

This is a breaking news story. CTV News will have the latest information as it becomes available.

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