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Fast facts for Sept. 8, 2020

Here is the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa.

OTTAWA — Good morning.

Fast Facts:

25 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa on Sunday.

COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at five Ottawa schools.

Students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board start returning to class today.

A Nepean delivery company has resumed operations after two positive cases of COVID-19.

Testing:

The COVID-19 assessment centre at 151 Brewer Way is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today.

from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. The COVID-19 care clinic at 595 Moodie Dr. is open today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The COVID-19 care clinic at 1485 Heron Rd. is open today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The drive-thru COVID-19 testing centre at RCGT Park is open today from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. but you need to book an appointment.

COVID-19 screening tool:

The COVID-19 screening tool for students heading back to in-person classes can be found here.

Symptoms:

Classic Symptoms: fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath

fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath Other symptoms: sore throat, difficulty swallow, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pneumonia, new or unexplained runny nose or nasal congestion

sore throat, difficulty swallow, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pneumonia, new or unexplained runny nose or nasal congestion Less common symptoms: unexplained fatigue, muscle aches, headache, delirium, chills, red/inflamed eyes, croup

Ottawa Public Health confirms that positive cases of COVID-19 have been found at five local schools.

In a statement to CTV News, OPH…

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