What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 1 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 01, 2021

What’s the latest?

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has released its own mandatory vaccination and testing policy for staff, just as the Ontario deadline for vaccine attestations for staff came into effect.

École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau south of downtown is the second school in Ottawa to be closed by a COVID-19 outbreak, according to Ottawa Public Health.

This week in COVID-19 vaccine news: Quebec recommends third vaccine doses for care home residents while Ontario plans to have its proof-of-vaccination system in place through the winter.

About 35,000 more doses were given out in the Ottawa-Gatineau area in the last week, roughly the same as the two previous weeks.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has a total of 29,830 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 388 known active cases, 28,847 cases considered resolved, and 596 people who have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-1-2021-1.6195646

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