Ottawa sets record for second day in a row with 234 COVID-19 cases

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  • Ottawa reports a record 234 new cases of COVID-19.
  • The city’s seven-day average also hit a new high.

Update on Ottawa today

For the second day in a row, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting a record number of COVID-19 cases.

Health officials reported 234 newly confirmed cases on Saturday, surpassing the record set by 210 cases on Friday.

More than 100 cases on Saturday involved people under the age of 30. Forty-one involved people aged 10 to 19, while 46 involved people in their 20s.

The seven-day moving average of new cases in the city also hit a new high.

However, no new deaths have been recorded and SPO also reports 107 other resolved cases.

The infection rate in Ottawa has increased dramatically since Christmas, prompting the city to issue new rules and recommendations restricting outdoor recreation.

The current lockdown in eastern Ontario went into effect on December 26 and is expected to last until January 23. Premier Doug Ford said on Friday he may need to be extended.

Figures to watch

82,6: The number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ottawa residents.

1,03: The average number of people infected with a single case of COVID-19, or R

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