Canada finds first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant in Ontario. Here’s what we know

Canada has detected its first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. A statement from Ontario’s Ministry of Health confirmed that cases of the variant, recently declared as the novel coronavirus’ fifth variant of concern by the WHO, have been identified in Ontario. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the … Read more

COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says

At first, some businesses used shower curtains or a makeshift plastic tarp to divide customers from staff members. Twenty months after the pandemic began, it is practically impossible to go into a restaurant, retail store, medical office, or other business without seeing protective plastic shields separating people. Now, one of Ontario’s top advisors guiding … Read more

Ontario reports 512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 512 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the provincial case total to 608,718. Of the 512 new cases recorded, the data showed 250 were unvaccinated people, 19 were partially vaccinated people, 202 were fully vaccinated people and for 41 people the vaccination status was unknown. According to Wednesday’s report, 54 cases … Read more