What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 26 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Nov 26, 2021

What’s the latest?

The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to a rise in cybercrime. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security said crimes are being reported more frequently, especially lucrative ransomware attacks on the country’s front-line health-care and medical research facilities.

Parents looking to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 might be surprised to learn those aged five to 11 will need to wait if they’ve also received a flu shot in the last two weeks, unlike other age groups.

That detail hadn’t been shared as much as some of the others about the rollout. Along those same lines, we got answers to questions about proof of vaccination and international travel.

What experts predict the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine will do for national vaccination rates
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health says its recent case spike is concerning and could cause stricter rules for the holidays if it doesn’t turn around. It said in a news release people need to stop ignoring symptoms and isolate instead of going about their daily lives.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has had 31,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 304 known active cases, while 30,869 cases are considered resolved and 617 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-november-26-2021-1.6262815

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