What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 27
Key updates on COVID-19 in the region
- Ottawa reports 47 more COVID-19 cases, highest since early June.
- Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine approved for Canadians 12 to 17.
- The OCDSB pauses extracurriculars, assemblies this fall.
- Quebec could change its vaccination passport after flaws were exposed.
What's the latest?
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 47 more COVID-19 cases Friday, the largest daily update since June 4.
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada say Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in adolescents as young as 12, joining the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
There will be no in-person extracurriculars or indoor assemblies at Ottawa's largest school board this fall, and elementary students will stick to their cohorts when classes resume next month.
The Quebec government says changes to its vaccination passport could be made in the wake of reports of hackers and computer programmers easily bypassing the system.
How many cases are there?
As of Friday, 28,239 Ottawa residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 185 known active cases, 27,461 cases considered resolved, and 593 people who have died from the illness.
Public health officials have reported more than 51,200 COVID-19 cases across eastern Ontario and western Quebec, including more than 49,900 cases now resolved.
Elsewhere in eastern Ontario, 200 people with COVID-19 have died. In western Quebec, the death toll is 215. Two COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the region in August.
Akwesasne has had more than 730 residents test positive for COVID-19, and has reported 10 deaths between its northern and southern sections.
What are the rules?
The plan allows indoor dining, with capacity limits based on distancing. Gyms, movie theatres and museums