What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 29 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 29, 2021

What’s the latest?

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) now recommends third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for all adults 80 years of age and older and says all people who got two doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford or Covishield vaccine, all adults in Indigenous communities, and some frontline health-care workers may be offered one.

If accepted, this would mean a significant expansion of both Ontario and Quebec’s third dose campaigns. Ontario’s health minister says that province will have a third dose update next week.

The federal government is announcing new exemptions and a grace period for unvaccinated foreign nationals today as it releases new details about its vaccine mandate for travellers that comes into effect tomorrow, CBC News has learned.

Ontario plans to spend more than $72 million over two years to tackle a backlog in the province’s courts it says has reached tens of thousands of cases over the course of the pandemic.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has a total of 30,784 cases of COVID-19. There are 221 known active cases, 29,960 cases are considered resolved, and 603 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-29-2021-1.6228888

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