COVID-19 in Ottawa: Fast Facts for Sept. 17, 2021
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The latest on COVID-19 in Ottawa for Friday, Sept. 17.
OTTAWA -- Good morning. Here is the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa.

Fast Facts:

Ottawa Bylaw not expecting a 'huge increase' in calls due to COVID-19 vaccine passports

Majority of students, staff and faculty fully vaccinated at the University of Ottawa

Ottawa's COVID-19 active case count the highest since mid-June

New names for three of Canada's COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 by the numbers in Ottawa (Ottawa Public Health data):

New COVID-19 cases: 60 new cases on Thursday

60 new cases on Thursday Total COVID-19 cases: 29,076

29,076 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days) : 36.1

: 36.1 Positivity rate in Ottawa: 3.4 per cent (seven-day average)

3.4 per cent (seven-day average) Reproduction Number: 1.06 (seven-day average)


Who should get a test?

Ottawa Public Health says you can get a COVID-19 test at an assessment centre, care clinic, or community testing site if any of the following apply to you:

You are showing COVID-19 symptoms;

You have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by Ottawa Public Health or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app;

You are a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by Ottawa Public Health;

You are a resident, a worker or a visitor to long-term care, retirement homes, homeless shelters or other congregate settings (for example: group homes, community supported living, disability-specific communities or congregate settings, short-term rehab, hospices and other shelters);

You are a person who identifies as First Nations, Inuit or Métis;

You are a person travelling to work in a remote First Nations, Inuit or Métis community;

You received a preliminary positive result through rapid testing;

You are a patient and/or their 1 accompanying escort tra­velling out of country for medical treatment;

You are a farm worker;

You are an educator who cannot access pharmacy-testing; or

You are in a targeted testing group…
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