Record 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday

OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health is reporting 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa today, the highest one-day increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the capital since the start of the pandemic.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches provided the update during a media update this morning. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced 732 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario today. There are 323 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and 111 in Peel Region.

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

The 142 new cases of COVID-19 is the highest one-day total for new cases in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic. The previous high was 105 new cases, set back on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. CTV News Ottawa will have the latest as it becomes available. 

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