Omicron likely involved in cluster of at least 30 COVID-19 cases in London: MLHU | The Canadian News

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it is still awaiting final data, but says the probability of an Omicron cluster associated with at least 30 COVID-19 cases is “very high.”

The cluster of cases is related to travelers who arrived in London, Ontario, from Nigeria in late November.

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COVID-19 – MLHU reports 111 cases from Saturday to Monday

The health unit announced Monday that it received word Sunday night that two of the cases tested positive for the S gene target failure, which is a marker for the Omicron variant.

The group is linked to several schools and child care centers and the health unit said it would notify those communities on Monday. The group is also linked to an outbreak at God’s Favorite House, a church on Dearness Drive.

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“The number of close high-risk contacts continues to rise and is expected to exceed 100,” the health unit said in a statement.

“All positive COVID-19 cases and high-risk contacts associated with this group and considered persons under investigation (PUI) for Omicron.”

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