Saturday, February 24, 2024

Confirmation of COVID-19 Omicron Variant in Grey-Bruce

The Grey Bruce Health Unit says they have received lab confirmation a case of COVID-19 Omicron Variant has been identified in the community.

The Omicron Variant was identified through diagnostic testing. It takes about 10 – 14 days for the results to return.

The Omicron Variant is considered a variant of concern as it is more transmissible than previous variants.

Washing hands frequently, watching distance (ideally 6ft), and correctly wearing a face covering protects against all forms of the COVID-19 virus. Vaccine is the best long-term defense. Both two-dose and third-dose vaccinations are effective in reducing the hospitalization rates from the Omicron Variant. We strongly recommend everyone to get fully vaccinated with three doses,” said the Health Unit.

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