Afternoon News: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa has sixteen new confirmed, COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

Ottawa Public Health has confirmed 2,855 cases throughout the pandemic, with 166 active, and 84 per cent of patients recovered. The number of deaths related to the virus remains at 266.

COVID-19 Ontario:

There are 100 new cases and two new deaths related to the coronavirus across Ontario.

The total number of cases now stands at 41,607, which includes 2,800 deaths and 37,748 cases marked as resolved.

Ford Defends COVID ADS:

Premier Doug Ford is defending a new advertising campaign launched by his government to promote its school reopening plan.

Ford would not say how much the ad buy will cost, but says it will continue despite the criticism. The opposition New Democrats and Liberals say Ford should be spending the money to hire more teachers and increase physical distancing in schools.

Testing Site Coming to Baseball Stadium:

There will soon be another location to get tested for COVID-19 in Ottawa.

A drive-thru testing site is going up in the parking lot of RCGT Park at Vanier and Coventry. You will need to book an appointment through the Ottawa Public Health website to be tested at the stadium.

More Money For Mental Health Support in First Nations:

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has announced $82,500,000 in funding to improve access and address growing demand for mental health services in First Nation communities.

He says that will support Indigenous partners in developing new ways to address substance use and to improve access to treatment during the pandemic. Miller says many Indigenous leaders have pushed for improved mental wellness supports as members of their communities need help dealing with stress.

Police Update Suspicious Death Info:

There is an update on a story we told you about Monday afternoon.

Investigators suggested yesterday that a man who died after being found with severe injuries at Strandherd and Longfields around 6:00 pm Sunday was assaulted. However, the force now says a toxicology test is being carried out to determine if the man actually died from an overdose.

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