Ottawa Public Health is reporting 234 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19, setting a new daily case count record just one day after reporting a record 210 new cases in the city.
The new cases also bring Ottawa’s number of known active cases to more than 1,000 for the first time. OPH is reporting 1,104 active cases of COVID-19 in the city.
Saturday’s provincial report includes 3,443 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario and 40 new deaths. Ontario health officials reported 179 new cases in Ottawa.
Case figures have differed between Ontario’s report at 10:30 a.m. and Ottawa Public Health’s report at 12:30 p.m. Ottawa Public Health says it uses a different database system than the Ontario provincial COVID-19 dashboards, which pull data at different times of day about Ottawa residents testing positive for COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard now shows 11,194 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the pandemic began. Ontario’s daily report has a total of 11,189, just five cases lower than OPH’s total.
No new deaths were reported in Ottawa on Saturday, leaving the pandemic death toll in the city at 395 residents.