Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.
For Ottawa, that means 15 new cases of the virus are being reported by Ottawa Public Health to the province's Ministry of Health. That is two more than what was reported Wednesday (13), which works out to be a 15 per cent increase in one day, bringing the city's total to 2,496.
Newfoundland also didn't see any new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, meaning the province's total case count remained at 266.
Another 134 Ontarians have contracted the virus, the Ministry of Health reported Friday, after numbers dipped to 76 cases Wednesday and 89 on Thursday. This includes further restrictions on movement/seating and maintaining client logs to support case and contact tracing and limit the spread of the virus, according to the province.
Of the new cases in Ontario, 13 of them were under the age of 19, 23 of them were between the ages of 20 and 39, and 21 of them were between the ages of 40 and 59.
Quebec health officials identified 176 new cases in the province's latest 24-hour stretch.
The number of resolved cases also jumped by 165 and now account for more than 89 per cent. The number of cases resolved for those under 20 is 1,979.
Meanwhile, in Quebec - the province hit hardest by the pandemic - 176 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.
In the last 24 hours, just over 27,676 COVID-19 tests were conducted by officials.
"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right".
There are two more outbreaks reported on Thursday, making the total of ongoing outbreak in healthcare and childcare establishments 11.
A University of Toronto infection control epidemiologist said the app won't know if users are wearing masks or have walls between them during exposures to fellow users who test positive, but maintained it's still worth downloading despite the potential for false alarms.