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What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 10

Recent developments:

  • Ottawa is reporting 184 new cases and two more deaths on Sunday.

  • The Ontario government is extending its free emergency child care program for front-line workers.

What's the latest?

Another 184 COVID-19 cases were logged by health officials in Ottawa on Sunday, one of the highest single-day case totals of the pandemic.

Officials also reported two more deaths, raising the city's death toll to 397. In western Quebec, 75 cases were reported on Sunday.

Gatineau, Que., and the Outaouais are now under a curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. as COVID-19 case totals in Quebec remain exceptionally high.

The curfew will be in place for 28 days, and those who are outside without a good reason could face fines of up to $6,000. Gatineau police said they issued 21 tickets linked to curfew violations on the first night.

The Ontario government is both expanding and extending a program that offers free emergency child care to front-line workers.

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How many cases are there?

In Ottawa, 11,378 people have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 1,202 known active cases, 9,779 resolved cases and 397 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Public health officials have reported more than 20,400 COVID-19 cases across eastern Ontario and western Quebec, including more than 17,400 resolved cases.

Ninety-five people have died of COVID-19 elsewhere in eastern Ontario and 133 people have died in western Quebec.

CBC Ottawa is profiling those who've died of COVID-19. If you'd like to share your loved one's story, please get in touch.

What can I do?

Ontario says people need to stop gathering and moving across the province to avoid more COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths — including in areas with low case counts.