What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 27 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 27, 2021

What’s the latest?

There will be no in-person extracurriculars or indoor assemblies at Ottawa’s largest school board this fall, and elementary students will stick to their cohorts when classes resume next month.

The vast majority of local institutions currently remain open in the fourth pandemic wave and many have introduced vaccination policies for both staff and members of the public.

So if you’re wondering about the rules for that big fall music festival, or want to know if your child’s teacher needs both shots, bookmark this page.

The Quebec government is defending its upcoming vaccination passport in the wake of reports of hackers and computer programmers easily bypassing the system.

A small-but-growing body of research suggests the highly-contagious delta variant raises your risk of serious illness, but it’s tough to know if it’s the root cause of more severe COVID-19.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, 28,192 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 158 known active cases, 27,441 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-27-2021-1.6155016

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