Afternoon News: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health has announced 33 new cases of COVID-19 in our city, and one more COVID-19-related death.

There are now 619 confirmed cases in the Capital, and 12 deaths related to the virus, with 217 cases resolved.

A new outbreak has also been confirmed at Cite Parkway Retirement Residence.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario is reporting 483 new COVID-19 cases today, as well as 43 new deaths.

That brings the provincial total to nearly eight-thousand cases, including 334 deaths and more than 35-hundred cases that have been resolved. Today’s numbers represent an increase of 6.5 per cent over yesterday’s total.

Premier Doug Ford says his government is moving more resources to fight COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes. Ford says new orders allocating the resources to the homes will come tonight. There are more than 90 outbreaks in long-term care homes across the province.

COVID-19 Quebec:

Quebec has recorded another 75 deaths connected to COVID-19, bringing the total to 435.

Premier Francois Legault says the province now has a total of 14,248 confirmed cases, an increase of 691.

Federal Quarantine:

New, stricter quarantine rules are set to take effect at midnight for anyone returning to the country, even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19.

All people returning to Canada will have to check in to a hotel or other site designated by public health officials, unless they have an acceptable self-quarantine plan that includes access to food and medicine. They will also be forbidden to live with anyone older than 65 or who has a pre-existing health condition.

Exposure Arrest:

A man, 34, has been arrested in connection with a disturbance on Carling Avenue.

Police say the man approached two teenage girls on Friday, exposed himself, and began to masturbate.

Begarry Fenelus is facing a number of charges including committing an indecent act, exposing genitals, and two counts of mischief. Investigators believe there might be more victims out there, and are encourage them to come forward and contact Police or Crime Stoppers.

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