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

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 26, 2021

What’s the latest?

Unlike last October, when the Ontario government recommended against trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hot zones like Ottawa at the time, health officials are taking a more lenient approach this year.

Ontario is spending $20 million this year to hire 193 new inspections staff and relaunch a proactive inspections program in long-term care homes.

Jean-Yves Duclos takes over as health minister in a new federal cabinet.

A group of federal public servants is organizing to avoid complying with the government’s new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rules, which set in at the end of the week.

How many cases are there?

As of Monday, Ottawa has a total of 30,714 cases of COVID-19. There are 238 known active cases, 29,874 cases are considered resolved, and 602 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-26-2021-1.6224261

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