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Ottawa leaving January in better COVID-19 shape

  • Recent developments: Ottawa's COVID-19 trends are dropping or stable. The EOHU still considers its COVID risk to be low. Eight more local residents who had COVID have died. The latest Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has said recent downward respiratory trends are encouraging. As of Tuesday's update, the capital's key COVID-19 trends are all lower at the end of January than the start and either stable or dropping. It has maintained that it's still worthwhile to reduce risks while COVID-19 levels are h

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  • CBC

    Ottawa leaving January in better COVID-19 shape

    Recent developments: Ottawa's COVID-19 trends are dropping or stable. The EOHU still considers its COVID risk to be low. Eight more local residents who had COVID have died. The latest Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has said recent downward respiratory trends are encouraging. As of Tuesday's update, the capital's key COVID-19 trends are all lower at the end of January than the start and either stable or dropping. It has maintained that it's still worthwhile to reduce risks while COVID-19 levels are h

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