New COVID-19 cases in Ottawa back above 50 after two-day dip

OTTAWA — Ontario health officials are reporting 58 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa on Sunday.

The figure marks a slight uptick in cases since Friday and Saturday, when new cases were in the 40s.

On Saturday, Ottawa surpassed 4,000 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and September is on pace to exceed April for the highest number of new confirmed infections in a single month.

The new cases reported in Ottawa on Sunday are among 491 new cases reported across Ontario, the highest figure in nearly five months.

The figures come from Ontario’s daily COVID-19 epidemiologic summary, and may differ from local figures reported later in the day by Ottawa Public Health.

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