What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 24 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 24, 2021

What’s the latest?

The COVID-19 test site at 595 Moodie Dr. in Nepean will be open tomorrow morning and the Ray Friel test site in Orléans on Sunday to match increasing testing demand. The Brewer Arena test site is now offering take-home test kits for children, primarily by appointment.

Ottawa’s test sites took 2,400 swabs Wednesday and the wait for a result was well over 24 hours as the last update.

A long-term project by Ottawa researchers to monitor antibody responses to the virus that causes COVID-19 has been extended though 2023.

An organization representing restaurants in Canada says when mask mandates were implemented earlier in the pandemic, businesses also saw a surge of aggression that eventually calmed down. It’s hoping once the vaccine passport is no longer new, aggressive incidents will die down again.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore will make an announcement at 2:30 p.m. ET, according to the province.

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has a total of 29,476 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 444 known active cases, 28,437 cases considered resolved, and 595 people who have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-september-24-2021-1.6187594

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