Reports of North America’s First Omicron Cases Come in From Canada

Canadian health officials reported two cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant on Sunday, confirming for the first time that the variant has spread to North America. 

The cases were found in two people who had recently been to Nigeria, according to a statement from health officials in Ontario, where the cases were detected. 

“As the monitoring continues, it is expected that other cases of this variant will be found in Canada and other countries,” the Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement. 

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