Ontario Just Broke Its Own Record For The Most New Daily COVID-19 Cases

As the third wave continues to rage on, Ontario's COVID-19 cases are looking worse than ever.

The province just broke its own single-day COVID-19 case record, with 4,456 people testing positive on Sunday, April 11 — the highest number of new cases in a day in Ontario since the pandemic began.

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According to government data, the previous record was 4,249 from January 8, 2021, followed by 4,227 cases on Friday, April 9. The seven-day average is also at an all-time high, sitting at 3,573 cases.

Toronto recorded 1,353 new cases on Sunday, just 29 cases below its single-day record of 1,382 (also from January 8).

Ontario reported 56,378 newly completed COVID-19 tests on Sunday, putting test positivity at 7.7 percent, up from 6.5 percent on Saturday, April 10.

A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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There's a new way to find out if you've potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Toronto.

In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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The US Reported Its First Omicron Variant Case & Fauci Says It Was 'Just A Matter Of Time'

The infected person entered the U.S. before Omicron even had a name.

The Omicron variant has officially arrived in the United States and the White House is urging everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated ASAP.

The White House and the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 caused by the new COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, one week after public health experts warned that it was becoming a problem in South Africa.

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You know how to say "Delta" if you've flown with a certain airline, visited a certain town in B.C. or just been paying attention to COVID-19 virus variants as a human being on this Earth.

But have you figured out how to pronounce "Omicron" yet? Because some people — including the president of the United States — are still playing catchup with this not-so-popular letter from the Greek alphabet.

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