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Coronavirus: Ottawa reports 6 new COVID-19 deaths, 180 cases

COVID-19 death toll on Thursday and a spike in the number of new daily coronavirus cases.The local public health unit reported 180 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily total so far this week.The seven-day average for new coronavirus cases rose to 111 per day as of Thursday, up slightly from the day before.There have now been 12,674 cases of the coronavirus locally since the start of the pandemic, with 1,056 of those cases currently considered active. Ottawa students will not return to in-person classes on Jan.

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coronavirus vaccine while some health workers could face delays amid impending shortages of additional doses.Anthony Di Monte, the head of Ottawa’s vaccine distribution task force, said Wednesday that long-term care residents are prioritized to receive their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine within 21-27 days after receiving their initial jab.Some health-care workers who have already received an initial dose could have to wait closer to 42 days before getting a second injection, Di Monte said, depending on the final allocations provided by the province.The city’s vaccine task force has to prioritize due to an impending shortfall of vaccines.
OTTAWA -- Ontario health officials are reporting 162 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases in more than a week.

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