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Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

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Public Health Ontario has reported 3,056 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is 58 more than the previous day.

Quebec crossed the threshold of 9,000 deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday, when health authorities reported another 67 across the province for a total of 9,005 since the pandemic began.

25 of today's reported deaths were among residents of long-term care homes. OPH also declared 111 more cases resolved and reported no new deaths. Check back with Sudbury.com for an update. Of those patients, more than 397 are in intensive care, and 281 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. The province's goal is three per cent.

There was one new outbreak at Madonna Care Community, with two staff cases; an outbreak in Montessori by Brightpath childcare, with two children testing positive, and one new community outbreak.

Of the 3,056 cases reported on Saturday, health officials said that 903 were in Toronto, 639 were in Peel Region, 283 were in York Region, 162 in Durham Region, and 152 in Ottawa.

As of 8 p.m. on Friday, 189,090 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,556.1 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Prior to January 12, cases had been above 3,000 for over a week, with Monday's 3,338, Sunday's 3,945, Saturday's 3,443, Friday's record-breaking 4,249, Thursday's 3,519, Wednesday's 3,266, Tuesday's 3,128, and Monday's 3,270.

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