Here’s where Omicron has been found in Ontario

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Ontario has reported a crop of new cases of Omicron since the COVID-19 variant was first identified last month.

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Canada’s first cases of Omicron were discovered in Ottawa on November 28 in two travelers with recent travel from Nigeria.

Omicron was identified in GTA last week, with both the Halton and Durham public health units having confirmed cases last Thursday. Toronto is investigating the Omicron case related to the city’s first suspected school, when a child there tested positive for COVID-19, just as the province is seeing a record number of outbreaks in schools.

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On Wednesday, Ontario reported 10 new cases of Omicron, for a total of 31 cases.

Ontario now has the following public health units Confirmed Omicron Cases,

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Halton Region Public Health (five)

Thunder Bay District Health Unit (Five)

Toronto Public Health (five)

Durham Area Health Department (four)

York Region Public Health (four)

Ottawa Public Health (four)

Peel Public Health (three)

City of Hamilton Public Health Services (A)

The information was last updated by province on December 7 and does not include COVID cases that are currently being investigated by local public health units as suspected Omicron cases.

Delta is still the dominant form globally, with more than 9,000 cases in Ontario since it was first given an official designation by the World Health Organization in the spring.

The province has put on hold previously announced plans to lift vaccine passport requirements in January 2022 under the threat of a new variant.

With files from Urbi Khan
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Ivy Mack is a team editor at STAR’s breaking news desk based in Toronto. Reach him via email: [email protected]

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