Ottawa Public Health giving a pandemic update – CBC

Ottawa’s deputy medical officer of health to speak starting at 11:30 a.m. ET

Oct 28, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 28 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and no more deaths.

Its deputy medical officer of health said Thursday while the city’s current pandemic situation is steady, officials are seeing more people who let their guard down, not following guidance and spreading COVID-19.

Ontario’s government will reveal new legislation today for the province’s long-term care homes. Advocates for seniors are describing this as a now-or-never moment for Ontario to improve long-term care conditions.

It has also lifted capacity limits on outdoor organized events, giving more options for upcoming Remembrance Day ceremonies and Santa Claus parades.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has a total of 30,784 cases of COVID-19. There are 221 known active cases, 29,960 cases are considered resolved, and 603 people have died from the illness.

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