Ottawa Public Health reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest daily total for the week.
The latest case count narrowly exceeds the 41 cases added on Monday, though active cases in the city have dropped from 263 at the beginning of the week to 239 on Friday.
More than half of all active infections occur in residents under the age of 30, according to the OPH panel.
No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Friday.
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There are now 10 people in the hospital with an active case of COVID-19, one less than on Thursday, with two patients still in the intensive care unit.
New COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at École élémentaire catholique Montfort and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary schools, both reporting that three students tested positive for the virus.
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There are currently 13 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa – nine affecting local schools, two at daycare centers, and two at undisclosed restaurants in the city.
OPH’s weekend vaccination update shows that 86 percent of eligible residents have already received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Earlier this week, the city reached a milestone with 90 percent of all residents born in 2009 or after having received at least a first dose of the vaccine.
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