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Ottawa COVID-19 hospitalizations back to zero as health unit confirms five new cases city-wide

Ottawa COVID-19 hospitalizations back to zero as health unit confirms five new cases city-wide

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 0.5 per cent of the time.
Ontario in ‘critical’ period to use up Moderna shots, pharmacists group says

Ontario in ‘critical’ period to use up Moderna shots, pharmacists group says

Justin Bates said a slowdown in Ontario's vaccine rollout and the public's preference for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot have made it difficult for pharmacists to use up the Moderna doses.
More COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics coming to Ottawa neighbourhoods next week

More COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics coming to Ottawa neighbourhoods next week

Clinics are open to anyone aged 12 and over needing their first or second dose.
Ottawa's new COVID-19 cases back to single digit increase while active cases continue to upward trend

Ottawa's new COVID-19 cases back to single digit increase while active cases continue to upward trend

Ottawa represents about 1.6 per cent of all cases in Ontario on Saturday.
Feds extend business, worker aid to end of October

Feds extend business, worker aid to end of October

The government will be extending the financial subsidies until the end of October.
Federal modelling warns of fourth COVID wave driven by Delta if reopening is too fast

Federal modelling warns of fourth COVID wave driven by Delta if reopening is too fast

Long-term forecasts indicate that Canada could see a sharp resurgence of the virus by the end of the summer if reopening happens too fast.
Capacity limits are out, but masks will stay on after Step 3 of Ontario's reopening

Capacity limits are out, but masks will stay on after Step 3 of Ontario's reopening

The reason for keeping masks in place is because of the presence of the Delta varian in Ontario, the government says.
Ottawa reaches provincial vaccination target for next phase of reopening

Ottawa reaches provincial vaccination target for next phase of reopening

To date, 83 per cent of eligible Ottawa residents have received at least one dose and 70 per cent are fully immunized.
Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business wants the Ontario government to reveal its plans for businesses going forward as the province reopens more.
Another person admitted to hospital with COVID-19; active cases creeping up

Another person admitted to hospital with COVID-19; active cases creeping up

There are also eight new cases of the virus recorded in Ottawa.
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