Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Halton and Durham regions cases
The Ontario government says there are no new cases of the coronavirus and that there is not an outbreak in Ontario.
At a news conference Sunday, the province said the number of people with COVID-19 is declining.
“As we stated yesterday, the virus is not spreading in our province and we have no confirmed new cases of COVID-19 thus far in our province,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.
“We have also recently informed our Chief Statistician of the fact that there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as of March 8, 2020.”
It’s now March 20. Health Minister Christine Elliott. (Lars Hagberg/CBC)
The province says the situation in Halton Regional Hospital is now under control.
Halton Civic Hospital says it is under the control of the Ministry of Health and is open as usual.
Halton Civic Hospital is under the control of the Ministry of Health. As of 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, it is open as usual. The hospital staff have been alerted through the hospital system, and are prepared to receive and screen patients under the Public Health Emergency.
Halton Civic Hospital is part of the Halton/Caledon Community Health Network. Residents in the community are asked to report any symptoms they may have of coronavirus to the hospital or the Health Unit by calling 1-877-827-7234.
The Public Health Emergency has been lifted and can be requested by calling 1-877-827-7234.
Ontario has no new confirmed cases of coronavirus. This morning this was confirmed by the premier’s office. This morning news that there are no cases in Canada is false. The virus is still in Ontario. pic.twitter.com/Z4Z0j0t4zr — Dr. David Williams (@DrDavidWilliams) March 15, 2020
‘What we saw yesterday was a potential new patient with COVID-19’
Elliott said Friday that the hospital is a “confirmed case of COVID-19,” and that it was under control.
That same day, the province said in a press conference that it is now trying