What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug. 26 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 26, 2021

What’s the latest?

Local health units in Ontario could come up with their own vaccine passport if the province continues to resist, according to the head of a group representing local public health agencies in the province.

The Quebec government wants companies to delay plans to bring employees back to the office until the COVID-19 situation in the province improves.

Ontario public health officials say they believe the province will be able to immunize 90 per cent of its population fully against COVID-19 by focusing efforts on those who are vaccine hesitant and bringing doses directly to people.

How many cases are there?

As of Wednesday, 28,175 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 156 known active cases, 27,426 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-26-2021-1.6153569

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