Canada Woman's body found along Ottawa River shoreline in L'Orignal
Ontario reports 211 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths
TORONTO — Ontario reported its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday as various groups looked at ways to slow the spread of the virus while preparing for lasting effects. The province announced 211 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 1,355, with a death toll that climbed from to 21 from 19. In Toronto, the union representing firefighters said six of its members had contracted the virus over the course of the last two weeks.
Police and the coroner are investigating after the body of a woman was found on the shores of the Ottawa River in L’Orignal about 80 km east of Ottawa.
Hawkesbury OPP officers responded to a report of the discovery in Champlain Township at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. The body, which police said was that of an adult female, was removed from the river and taken to the Ottawa Hospital for a post-mortem examination, police said.
The OPP reports that its forensic identification unit and the Office of the Chief Coroner will continue the investigation with the help of the Hawkesbury OPP crime unit.
“The investigation is in the preliminary stages and an update will be issued when accurate and confirmed information becomes available,” Hawkesbury OPP said.
Physical distancing 'loopholes' need to stop, Ottawa health official says .
If you have been enjoying a beer on your driveway with a friend or exchanging pleasantries with a neighbour over the garden fence, Ottawa’s associate medical officer of health has a message for you. Stop it. “We are hearing about people who are looking for what I call ‘loopholes,'” Dr. Brent Moloughney told reporters on Tuesday. According to an emergency order enacted under Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 28, gatherings of more than five people are prohibited, with some exceptions. The problem with beer on the driveway or a chat over the fence is that it can turn into a parking lot or backyard party, said Moloughney.