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Omicron subvariant BA.2 reported in Canada: PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has detected more than 50 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2. The subvariant is widely considered 'stealthier' than the original version of Omicron because some of its genetic traits make it harder to detect.

COVID-19 cases at highest ever in Americas, PAHO reports

New cases of COVID-19 in the Americas in the past week have been the highest since the pandemic began in 2020 and the very contagious Omicron variant has clearly become the predominant strain, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday.

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5 things to know for Thursday, January 27, 2022

The CRA is sending letters to check the eligibility of CERB recipients, Dr. Tam says severe COVID-19 illness trends are rising, and Ottawa is getting ready for protesting truckers. Here's what you need today.