Third straight day of more than 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Ontario health officials are reporting 74 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

The figure marks the third straight day of daily case counts above 70.

The new cases in Ottawa are among 1,242 new cases of COVID-19 reported across Ontario, with more than two thirds in Toronto, Peel, and York regions.

Updated local figures from Ottawa Public Health are due at around 12:30 p.m. OPH says figures from the province sometimes differ from theirs because of how cases are recorded at the ministerial level.

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