What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Aug. 11 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 11, 2021

What’s the latest?

With COVID-19 cases rising in multiple provinces after a summer lull, more signs point to Canada entering an expected fourth wave of the pandemic — one which could be dramatically different from earlier surges, thanks to rising vaccination rates, but not entirely pain-free.

The country’s seven-day average for new daily cases is now close to 1,300 — an increase of nearly 60 per cent over the previous week, with cases ticking back up mainly in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 10 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Ontario confirmed 321 cases, while the organization that represents a majority of long-term care homes in the province called on the government to mandate vaccines for health-care workers in all settings.

How many cases are there?

As of Tuesday, 27,893 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 75 known active cases, 27,225 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-11-2021-1.6136867

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