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Ontario Experts Say The Next Month Is Critical In Deciding What Kind Of Summer We Have

It largely depends on the spread of COVID-19 virus variants of concern.
COVID-19 Cases In Ontario Have Stopped Getting Lower, Experts Say

Ontario's latest models suggest COVID-19 cases in Ontario have stopped slowing down and our summer is at risk.

In the latest press conference, Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said the state of the province over the next few weeks depends heavily on the transmission of virus variants of concern.

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Ontario could see 1,500 to 8,000 new COVID-19 cases a day depending on the "degree and timing of relaxing public health measures," according to the models.

And they predict the province's ability to control the spread of the variants of concern will ultimately determine whether we "return to normal" or head towards a third wave.

But if public health measures are followed, officials say, then Ontario's summer could still be free and "better than last year."

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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