What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 7 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 07, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches says she expects Halloween to return this year with some precautions.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is expected to lay out some guidelines at 3 p.m. ET today for celebrating Thanksgiving and Halloween.

With COVID-19 spreading in both communities, council in Akwesasne is asking people to avoid social gatherings and Tyendinaga’s council says to keep gatherings small and local.

Someone with COVID-19 has died in western Quebec, as well as in the Belleville area. Ottawa is reporting 29 more COVID-19 cases and no more deaths.

As of tomorrow, there will be no capacity limits for Quebec venues with assigned seats.

When the surge of COVID-19 cases began to hit long-term care homes in the spring of 2020, nursing home workers were calling the province to blow the whistle on unsafe working conditions, according to documents obtained by CBC News

How many cases are there?

As of Thursday, Ottawa has a total of 30,145 cases of COVID-19. There are 339 known active cases, 29,208 cases are considered resolved, and 598 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-7-2021-1.6202456

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