What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 21 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 21, 2021

What’s the latest?

As classrooms fill once again, some Ottawa parents want more capacity for testing children for COVID-19 and say the pop-up site added over the weekend still falls short of demand.

CBC spoke to parents who were waiting more than than 90 minutes for their children to get tested.

Ottawa Public Health says it’s working to increase testing capacity in the city: that clinic at Centretown’s McNabb Arena is being extended through the week and pre-travel testing is paused at the Ray Friel clinic to use resources elsewhere.

A re-elected Justin Trudeau ran on pandemic promises that included mandatory vaccines for federal public servants and protections for businesses targeted by anti-vaxxers and anti-lockdown activists, which his minority Liberal government could now make moves toward.

How many cases are there?

As of Monday, Ottawa has a total of 29,338 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 501 known active cases, 28,242 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-21-2021-1.6182937

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