What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 23 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 23, 2021

What’s the latest?

Some restaurant owners in eastern Ontario say staff members faced a barrage of threats and verbal abuse when they sought proof of vaccination on the first day Ontario required it.

Quebec is dealing with younger, unvaccinated people filling hospitals and a shortage of health-care workers, even before an Oct. 15 rule change would suspend those workers who are unvaccinated.

A plan to handle the shortage is expected at a 1 p.m. ET news conference.

Nearly nine out of 10 family doctors across Canada are increasingly concerned about patients’ emotional stress related to COVID-19, a new survey suggests.

This past week about 35,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the wider Ottawa-Gatineau region, about the same number as were given out the week before.

How many cases are there?

As of Wednesday, Ottawa has a total of 29,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 476 known active cases, 28,372 cases considered resolved, and 595 people who have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-september-23-2021-1.6186258

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