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

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Nov 22, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ontario is opening COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children age five to 11 on Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET. Shots can begin as early as Thursday depending on deliveries.

Kids who are turning five by the end of 2021, so who were born in 2016 or earlier, can get vaccinated. In January, that will expand to kids born in 2017 who will be turning five in 2022.

Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said before that update she was hopeful its clinics could start opening Friday. They’ll eventually include three new community clinics and many after-hours clinics at schools.

Anxiety, isolation, grief and trauma — these are some of the words new moms are using to describe their pregnancy and postpartum experience during the pandemic, and they say steps toward normal life are just as daunting.

A family from Kingston says there are so few resources locally for their son that they’re turning to a drug addiction rehab facility in Costa Rica to help him. One expert says the pandemic is a factor in this shortfall.

How many cases are there?

As of Sunday, Ottawa has had 31,661 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 368 known active cases, while 30,679 cases are considered resolved and 614 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-november-22-2021-1.6257628

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