What you need to know about COVID-19 in the Ottawa area today – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 02, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches asked people Thursday to “approach September with caution” given the more infectious delta variant pushing cases and hospitalizations higher. She said familiar masking, distancing and vaccination decisions can get the city through the fourth pandemic wave.

In the opinion of some Ottawa businesses, Ontario’s newly announced vaccine passport takes away the pressure of coming up with their own policy. For others, it adds the pressure of enforcement.

Scientists have warned the coronavirus will keep evolving as it spreads around the world, and there are now multiple new variants being watched closely by global research teams.

CBC explains why these new variants matter and what they are capable of.

How many cases are there?

As of Wednesday, 28,373 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 225 known active cases, 27,555 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-september-2-2021-1.6161779

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