What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 10 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Dec 10, 2021

What’s the latest?

New information from the Kingston, Ont., region suggests the omicron variant was already spreading in the province when Canada’s first cases were announced, according to the region’s top doctor. The region now has 507 known active cases, more than in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) says families should think about limiting higher-risk extracurricular activities, saying they’re directly connected to rising COVID-19 case counts in city schools.

Ontario is dropping its tentative plan to end the provincial vaccine passport program in mid-January and will require all proof of vaccination certificates to include QR codes, CBC News has learned. The measures are to be officially announced at 2 p.m. ET.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has had 32,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-december-10-2021-1.6280254

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