Toronto Public Health confirms its first case of a COVID-19 variant within a city-run long term care home.
The individual is an employee at Castleview Wychwood towers but the city says the frontline worker does not have direct contact with residents.
The person last worked on February second.
All residents and staff members who could have been exposed were tested yesterday.
So far, no residents, other staff or essential caregivers are showing any symptoms.
About 95% of the residents at Castleview Wychwood have received their first dose of covid-19 vaccine and about 90 per cent have had their second dose.
In addition, about three quarters of the staff have been vaccinated.
Last week, Toronto Public Health reported the first cases in the city of the variants first seen in Brazil and South Africa. It’s currently unknown if this new case at Castleview Wychwood is either of the P.1 or B.1.351 variants respectively.