What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 30 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 30, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 45 more COVID-19 cases Monday, just more than double the 22 it reported one week ago. There are 10 residents being treated for COVID-19 in city hospitals — the first time that has happened since June 22.

Ottawa’s mayor and health board chair have asked the premier to bring in a standardized proof of vaccine system as soon as possible to counter the fourth wave without more widespread shutdowns.

Meanwhile, with only two days remaining until Quebec’s vaccination passport system takes effect, there still isn’t an Android version of the app.

More than 500 emergency physicians across Ontario have signed an open letter demanding that the province give more substantial pay increases to critical-care nurses, who’ve worked on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year and a half.

Parents of medically fragile children in Ontario say they are frustrated because that same shortage means their children will not be able to get the support they need to attend school in person next month.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-august-30-2021-1.6157742

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More