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Toronto Public Health reports 1st COVID 19 variant case in homeless shelter

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Toronto Public Health says a case of a COVID-19 variant has surfaced in a city homeless shelter.

Officials provided few details about the case, which was identified at a city-funded shelter run by the Salvation Army.

They say there are currently eight active cases at the facility, but say only one case involving a variant has been identified so far.

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They did not specify whether a shelter user or staff member tested positive for the variant.

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The health unit says Public Health Ontario is conducting tests to identify which variant has emerged.

It says site-wide testing for staff and clients is ongoing.

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