There were 83 new cases in Ottawa, according to provincial data, the highest daily tally of the week.
There are often discrepancies between Ontario’s daily case counts and those logged by local public health units. Ottawa Public Health pulls local data and reports the numbers around 12:30 p.m. each day. OPH says its data is typically the most up-to-date.
Daily case counts continue to rise in surrounding regions, with 12 new cases in the Eastern Ontario public health unit, which includes Cornwall and Alexandria, a day after 18 new cases were confirmed in the same region. There are nine new cases in Kingston, nine in Renfrew County and 10 in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark. One new case was identified in the Hastings region.
Provincial officials continue to track the spread of variants of concern, with 49 new cases of the B.1.1.7 strain identified Friday, including four in Ottawa. There are now 1,005 known cases of B.1.1.7 in Ontario and 13 in Ottawa.
There was one new case of B.1.351. There are now 42 known cases of that strain in Ontario, with two of those in Ottawa.
Another six cases of P.1 were found and there are now 34 cases in Ontario.
There are 6,859 other cases in the province where a mutation has been detected, though the lineage has not been determined. Those include 121 cases in Ottawa that remain under investigation.
On the vaccination front, Ontario administered another single-day high of 43,503 vaccine doses across the province, with 1,062,910 total doses administered and 282,748 Ontarians now fully immunized with both shots.
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