What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 20 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 20, 2021

What’s the latest?

Three local music festivals open this week in Ottawa with a mix of virtual events and smaller live performances. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Executive producer Catherine O’Grady says she’s “super excited” the festival is able to safely host in-person musical events this summer.

“These artists can only play in their living rooms and basements for so long,” said O’Grady, “They just need really to have that energy, that electricity that only audiences can provide.”

Ottawa Public Health reported 19 more COVID-19 cases Thursday.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, 28,049 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 128 known active cases, 27,328 cases considered resolved, and 593 people who have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-august-20-2021-1.6146790

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