What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 16 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 16, 2021

What’s the latest?

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon approved Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s request to dissolve Parliament on Sunday, triggering the first federal election since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Voters will head to the polls on Sept. 20.

The campaign begins as new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in much of the country —with Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam saying a fourth wave is underway. Tam has said in-person voting can be done safely and several provinces have held elections during the pandemic.

Here’s a look at who’s on the ballot in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Ottawa Public Health reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Monday.

Ontario reported 526 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, and two-thirds were unvaccinated residents.

How many cases are there?

As of Sunday, 27,997 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 138 known active cases, 27,266 cases considered resolved, and 593 people who have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-august-16-2021-1.6142025

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