What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 27 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

What’s the latest?

Some seniors are seeing their Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments clawed back after they received the Canada emergency response pandemic benefit (CERB).

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board staff are now allowed to wear any mask approved by Health Canada. Previously, it was only masks supplied by the province.

Akwesasne’s elected leaders are asking residents to participate in organized Halloween events rather than going door-to-door as it struggles with COVID-19 spread. If people do trick-or-treat, they’re asked to stay in their bubbles and neighbourhoods.

How many cases are there?

As of Tuesday, Ottawa has a total of 30,729 cases of COVID-19. There are 223 known active cases, 29,903 cases are considered resolved, and 603 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-27-2021-1.6226259

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