Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Halton and Durham regions cases.
The Durham Regional Police say one of two new cases of COVID-19 announced Thursday and confirmed Friday in Halton Region are not linked, according to the Durham Police Service.
The Halton Regional Police say they are “working closely with partners to understand and confirm the first case that was identified yesterday in Halton Region,” according to a Facebook post. “We are working closely with partner agencies and Health Canada in the public-health arena to understand where and how these individuals contracted the virus.”
There are now six Ontario cases, including two reported this morning in Durham Region.
The two new cases – a man in his 60s in Halton Region and another in Durham Region – are linked through multiple recent trips, according to Durham police.
Last week, a Halton Region case was linked to a hospital visit.
There are now three Ontario cases – two linked through travel and one linked through multiple recent hospital visits.
Halton Police say the cases “have been linked to recent visits to the Durham Region hospital, where patients were treated for various conditions,” Halton police said in a statement on Friday. “The Halton Regional Health Unit is working closely with local health, police, public-health and other partners at this time.”
Halton police say one Durham Region case is now linked to a recent hospital visit.
In Durham Region, the case is linked to travel to Italy and England, according to police.
There are now three cases in the province – one linked through travel to Italy and England, one linked through multiple recent hospital visits, and one linked through recent hospital visits.
The Halton and Durham cases are still waiting for confirmation by Public Health.
“We know that COVID is contagious, no question about it, but the source for this particular case is still unknown,” Durham police said in a statement on Friday. “Our primary focus is to protect the health and safety of our community.”