For the second day in a row, Ottawa’s number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases has hit double digits.
Another 16 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Ottawa Public Health on Sunday, following a similarly large spike of 19 cases on Saturday.
There are now 98 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 48 since the same time last week.
In total, 2,224 cases have been confirmed in the city since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 1,863 people — or roughly 84 per cent of all cases — are considered recovered.
No deaths were reported Sunday, making it more than three weeks since health officials have reported a death in Ottawa.
Five people remain hospitalized with the virus and one person is in intensive care.
Ontario reports 164 cases
Across the river in western Quebec, there have been 632 confirmed cases of the virus and 33 deaths reported as of 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ontario’s Ministry of Health reported 164 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday morning.
The province also reported three more COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the death toll in Ontario to 2,751.