COVID-19: 1 confirmed case, 2 probable cases of Omicron detected in Halton region
One confirmed case and two probable cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been detected in the Halton region, according to local officials.
The three cases are linked, one of the probable cases involving someone who recently traveled to Nigeria, a Halton Region press release said Thursday.
The press release indicates that the individuals are now isolated at home.
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All close contacts were asked to self-isolate and be tested, regardless of their vaccination status “out of caution,” the statement said.
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“We continue to monitor the situation closely and I urge all residents to be vigilant in light of the entry of the Omicron variant into our community,” said Halton Medical Officer of Health Dr Hamidah Meghani.
Durham Region health officials also announced on Thursday that they had confirmed a case of the Omicron variant.
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