COVID-19: Ontario experiences 315 new instances, 61 from Ottawa; Province weighs decrease cap on gathering sizes

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If accepted, the dimensions of social gatherings can be decreased in hard-hit areas like Toronto, Ottawa and Peel, however presumably additionally in different areas. At the moment, the province permits as much as 50 folks to collect indoors and 100 outdoor.

Provincial and native public well being officers have been pointing to social behaviour as the main vector for elevated transmission of the virus seen in latest days.

In accordance with the provincial webpage monitoring COVID-19 in colleges, there are now 12 Ottawa schools with at the least one confirmed case: eight colleges within the French Catholic board, two within the French public board and two within the English Catholic board.

Pembroke’s Fellowes Excessive Faculty additionally has two energetic confirmed instances of COVID-19 amongst workers.


A sixth resident of Ottawa’s Extendicare West Finish Villa has died from COVID-19, making it the deadliest present outbreak within the province.

In a Sept. 15 word to households, administrator Kelly Keeler stated the long-term care residence in Ottawa’s west finish is dedicated to offering “well timed and clear” info each day. She known as information of the newest loss of life “onerous to share.”

Forty-seven of the house’s 214 residents and 11 workers have examined optimistic since an outbreak was declared at West Finish Villa on Aug. 30.

In the meantime Knoxdale-Merivale councillor and Ottawa Board of Well being chair Keith Egli has taken a web page from Bob Dylan’s well-known Subterranean Homesick Blues video for a tweet on going again to fundamentals within the face of mounting virus instances.