Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Halton and Durham regions cases
Health officials from Durham and Durham Region are investigating a confirmed case of a coronavirus in Durham Region. A Halton Region individual is also reported to be in self-isolation upon self-reporting a COVID-19 infection.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, Executive Medical Officer with Health and Safety Executive Durham Region, says in an email to the community today, “We have been notified that a Halton Region individual has been diagnosed with Coronavirus. Our staff are working collaboratively with Halton Region and the health-care system to make appropriate arrangements with regards to their health care.”
“We are encouraging people to continue to call ahead to their local Health Centre for a self test with your physician as a precaution. If they need to be admitted, please follow their doctor’s instructions or call the Emergency Deptt and they will be directed to the appropriate hospital.”
In response to the news this morning, Dr. Henry said in an email to the community today, “It is with deep concern that we are monitoring the situation around the world and are following up daily with our team. We are following the guidance from the Ontario government and our province has been working closely with the CDC and local and provincial public health authorities across the province.”
Dr. Henry said in the email that “We are encouraged to see that there are no local cases, which is good news for Durham Region.”
She added that “Durham Region continues to be well prepared for such situations, and we will continue to inform and engage the public and in doing so, continue our efforts to ensure our community is protected.”
More information on these coronavirus events can be found here.
COVID-19: Health officials say a new case in Halton Region at a restaurant
According to Durham Region Public Health, a new COVID-19 case was reported in the area at a family restaurant on Feb. 23.
According to the report, the individual did not travel