3 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, 2 contracted through ‘close-contact’

Ontario has released new numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, with three of the newly-confirmed 50 provincial cases released Friday coming from Ottawa.

Two of those new cases were contracted through “close contact,” while the third was contracted following travel to Portugual.

The two close-contact patients are both men in their 40s, whereas the travel-related case was a man ins his 80s. All three are self-isolating.

Thursday, Ottawa Public Health had announced five indeterminate cases of the virus in the city. Two cases were confirmed Thursday morning, and another three have been confirmed since.

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