Ontario reports first two cases of omicron COVID-19 variant

TORONTO — The new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant of concern that first emerged in South Africa has been detected in Ontario, health officials say. Health Minister Christine Elliott and Dr. Kieran Moore confirmed Sunday that they have found two cases of B.1.1.529 variant, which is named Omicron. The cases were from Ottawa and they involved … Read more

Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months with 964 infections logged

TORONTO — Health officials in Ontario are reporting 964 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of infections reported in a single day since May 30 when 1,033 cases were identified. Sunday’s report brings the seven-day average for the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the province to 760. This time last week, that … Read more

Ontario logs 854 more cases of COVID-19, two additional deaths

TORONTO — Health officials in Ontario are reporting 854 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as well as two additional deaths linked to the disease. The seven-day average for the number of cases reported in the province now stands at 729. A week ago, that number was 635 and two weeks ago it was 563. … Read more