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3. Ottawa school placed in COVID-19 outbreak

3rd Ottawa school placed in COVID-19 outbreak
3. Ottawa school placed in COVID-19 outbreak

New COVID-19 outbreaks are added every day in Ottawa as the fourth wave of the pandemic sweeps across the city.

Ottawa Public Health reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, increasing the number of active cases in the city to 433.

A third school in Ottawa has now been declared a COVID-19 outbreak following the recent return to school.

A student and a staff member have both tested positive for the virus at Marius-Barbeau Catholic Elementary School, according to OPH.

All three schools currently facing COVID-19 outbreaks are among Ottawa’s French-speaking boards, both of which started the school year 2021-2022 on August 31st. Ottawa’s English-first schools went back on September 7 in the case of the Catholic Board and on September 9 for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Another outbreak was also declared to affect a religious setting in Ottawa, the second such community institution to report an active outbreak.

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There are currently 12 ongoing eruptions in the city.

There are currently nine people now in the hospital with COVID-19 in Ottawa, three of whom are in the intensive care unit.

No new deaths related to the virus were reported on Thursday.

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