COVID levels stabilize for now in Ottawa after rise earlier in October – CBC

Smiths Falls has its highest wastewater reading in 9 months

Oct 25, 2022

The latest guidance
Experts recommend people get their updated COVID booster vaccine for better protection against current coronavirus variants, getting a flu shot when it’s available, staying home when sick and wearing a mask indoors and in crowded outdoor places.

While COVID vaccines and previous infection give some protection, that protection will wane and subvariants continue to emerge. There are also the risks of long COVID.

Hospital leaders continues to emphasize the pressure they’re facing as cold and flu season hits during the pandemic.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said in its weekly Thursday check-in that COVID levels are high, the city has its first flu outbreak of the season at a group home and not enough people are donning masks.

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