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3 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa Tuesday

Health officials are reporting three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, three more in the Kingston, Ont., area and another four in western Quebec.

Region now at 66 confirmed cases, with many more likely unaccounted for

A person crosses the road during heavy rain near a COVID-19 evaluation centre in Ottawa on Friday, March 20, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Health officials are reporting three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, three more in the Kingston, Ont., area and another four in western Quebec.

Among the cases confirmed Tuesday are:

  • A man in his 30s in the Kingston area who returned from the U.K.
  • A man and woman in their 70s in the Kingston area who had been in Singapore.
  • A woman in her 30s and a man in his 40s in Ottawa who had been in close contact with a confirmed case.
  • A man in his 50s in Ottawa who had been in the U.S.

All are self-isolating outside hospital

All cases in western Quebec are people who live in urban areas, the Outaouais health authority says. 

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 54 in eastern Ontario, including 27 in Ottawa and 13 still at CFB Trenton. There are 12 confirmed cases in western Quebec.

 

One of the Quebec cases is a person who works in Renfrew County. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit said Tuesday it has reached out to others who may have been exposed.

Ontario is now up to 588 confirmed cases and Quebec is reporting 1,013 confirmed and presumptive cases.

Ottawa's top doctor has said there could be thousands of people who have the coronavirus in the city and don't know it, which is why it's important to stay home as much as possible.

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