What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Aug. 24 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 24, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 16 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday and shared updated data on the spread of the delta variant.

The city’s largest school board, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), has an emergency meeting this evening to discuss COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year.

Two issues are expected to be top of mind today in Quebec — its back-to-school plan for elementary and high school students and the vaccination passport system.

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge will speak at 1 p.m. ET. Health Minister Christian Dubé will speak at 3 p.m.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore is also speaking at 3 p.m.

How many cases are there?

As of Tuesday, 28,156 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 152 known active cases, 27,411 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-24-2021-1.6150634

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