What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 18 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 18, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ten times as many Ottawa elementary school students were involved in school COVID-19 outbreaks last month compared to September 2020 and there were almost four times as many elementary school outbreaks, but one expert says that’s due to higher case counts in the community.

Ninety per cent of eligible Ottawa residents have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as of Monday morning, according to Ottawa Public Health, and 75 per cent of the city’s total population is now fully vaccinated, which includes younger children who are not yet eligible.

Many people may be feeling separation anxiety with pets or even family members as they head back to work, travel, or spend more time outside the home. Psychology experts and a pet counsellor share some advice on how to cope.

CBC News heard from several people following its reporting on Ontario’s vaccine passport who say they’re not anti-vaxxers but a minority with legitimate concerns.

How many cases are there?

As of Sunday, Ottawa has a total of 30,486 cases of COVID-19. There are 258 known active cases, 29,627 cases are considered resolved, and 601 people have died from the illness

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-18-2021-1.6214575

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