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AMO has occasionally clashed with the provincial government during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying last month that emergency funds had not flowed quickly enough to municipalities.

They pointed to “federal-provincial disputes over how to share the costs”.

Ontario reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and no new deaths. Monday’s case count matches what has been seen in recent days with respect to new infections in the province.

The province recorded 92 new cases on Friday, followed by 106 on Saturday and 81 on Sunday. According to provincial data, 19 of the cases recorded on Monday were from Ottawa.

In eastern Ontario, Hastings Prince Edward was the only other health unit to record an increase in its number of cases, with one new confirmed case being reported.

Currently, there are 920 active cases of COVID-19 across the province, including 32 people hospitalized. Among the hospitalized cases, 16 people are in intensive care and 10 on ventilators.

With 19 new cases on Monday, Ottawa Public Health has recorded a total of 2,720 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 264 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Currently, 12 Ottawa residents are hospitalized for the disease, including one in intensive care. There are 122 active cases across the city.

Three local facilities are grappling with active outbreaks of the virus: the Carling Family Shelter (eight client cases), a Mothercraft Ottawa home daycare (one child case) and the Villa Marconi long-term care home (one case for the staff).

-With files from Postmedia and Canadian Press

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