What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 13 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 13, 2021

What’s the latest?

Carleton University in Ottawa and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. have joined a growing list of Ontario schools announcing blanket vaccination requirements for students and staff returning to campus next month.

Carleton will require everyone to prove their vaccination status or participate in rapid testing for COVID-19 in order to gain temporary access to the campus.

Queen’s University also announced Thursday that it will require all students, staff, faculty and visitors to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 7 in order to access campus.

Both schools previously announced less stringent requirements, only requiring vaccines for some aspects of campus life, like living in residence.

Ontario reported 510 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, while the number of patients with the illness in critical care fell slightly.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, 27,924 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 97 known active cases, 27,234 cases considered resolved, and 593 people who have died from the illness.

Ottawa reported 21 new cases on Thursday, the most since June 20.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-august-13-2021-1.6139564

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