Ontario reports largest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa in 11 days

OTTAWA — Ontario health officials are reporting 73 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, the largest one-day spike in new cases in over a week.

Across Ontario, there are 1,150 cases of novel coronavirus. Ontario reported 376 new cases in Toronto, 264 cases in Peel Region and 108 cases in York Region. 

The 73 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday follows 46 cases on Thursday, 67 cases on Wednesday and 31 cases on Tuesday. 

Ottawa Public Health reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 7.

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


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 12 new cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health: One new case
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Four new cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Three new cases


The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says 1,469 swabs were processed at assessment centres in Ottawa on Feb. 17.

A total 7,322 lab tests were performed in Ottawa on Wednesday.

The average turnaround from the time the swab is taken at the testing site to the result is 24 hours.

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