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

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 19, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reports just eight more COVID-19 cases in its Tuesday daily update and Quebec reports four more in the Outaouais. That’s the lowest daily update since August for both areas.

Ontario’s health minister says its health units, pharmacies and family doctors are “ready to go” when children as young as five years old are approved for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The province’s flu shot campaign is also getting underway.

An infectious disease specialist at Queen’s University says Ottawa now having 90% of its eligible population with at least one vaccine dose will mean a further decline in its number of new cases, including among people who don’t have the vaccine.

Its fourth wave has not been as severe as its first three.

Health units covering the Brockville and Cornwall areas have also reached this mark.

Premier François Legault will set out his priorities for the rest of his government’s mandate with an inaugural speech at 2 p.m. today and tell Quebecers how he wants to move forward post-pandemic.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-19-2021-1.6215632

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