What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 22 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 22, 2021

What’s the latest?

The Ontario government will announce its next reopening steps today. A government source says it will allow businesses such as restaurants, bars and fitness centres to start lifting COVID-19 capacity limits starting on Monday. The province has been at Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan since mid-July.

Carla Qualtrough, Canada’s employment minister, says it’s likely that people who lose their jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment insurance.

Canada has quietly lifted a blanket advisory against all non-essential travel outside the country, an advisory that had been in place since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Ottawa Public Health reported 35 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and no deaths.

How many cases are there?

As of Wednesday, Ottawa has a total of 30,590 cases of COVID-19. There are 226 known active cases, 29,762 cases are considered resolved, and 602 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-22-2021-1.6220203

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