What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Aug. 18 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Aug 18, 2021

What’s the latest?

Some Ottawans are questioning whether Ontario’s new rules requiring COVID-19 vaccination go far enough and were announced early enough to make a difference.

Highly contagious and likely capable of producing staggering virus levels inside the human body, the delta variant is driving Canada’s fourth wave.

The fourth major variant also increasing the odds that more Canadians — whether vaccinated or not — will face the virus in the weeks and months ahead.

How many cases are there?

As of Tuesday, 28,011 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 134 known active cases, 27,284 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-18-2021-1.6144354

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