Afternoon News: Friday, June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa Friday.

That sends the city’s total to 2049 since the first case was reported back in March, with 84 per cent of patients now recovered. No new deaths were reported, leaving the city at 260.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario is reporting 178 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, and 11 more deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 33,095 cases, an increase of 0.5 per cent over Thursday. It includes 2,564 deaths and 28,250 resolved cases, 246 more than Thursday.

Ontario Announces Back to School Models:

School boards in Ontario will prepare three scenarios for the return to school in September, but the education minister expects there to be a mix of in-class and online learning.

Minister Stephen Lecce says boards are being asked to prepare for in-class instruction, continued remote learning, and a plan that blends the two approaches.

Lecce says he expects all students to start September with the blended model, which will see no more than 15 students in class and attending on alternating days or weeks.

Carling Reopens After Fatal Crash:

A stretch of Carling Avenue near Moodie Drive reopened early Friday afternoon.

It was closed for several hours after a vehicle struck a tree around 7:00 am, killing one person inside the vehicle.

Few other details have been released.

Police Seek Witnesses To Shooting:

Ottawa Police would like to hear from witnesses to what they believe was a targeted overnight shooting in the ByWard Market.

A man, 23, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after shots were fired near Dalhousie and Clarence around 1:10 am Friday.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.

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