January 20, 2021

BC identifies the 1st COVID-19 case affected by the variation found in the UK

British Columbia health officials on Sunday confirmed the first case of a resident infected with the COVID-19 virus, which was first identified in the United Kingdom.

The man, who lives in the Island Health Region, returned from the UK on Air Canada Flight AC 855 on 15 December.

The person developed symptoms while in compulsory 14-day isolation and was then examined. The positive diagnosis was confirmed on December 19th.

1st cases were reported on Saturday

Ontario was the first Canadian province to report a new variation. The two confirmed cases came from a couple in the Durham region east of Toronto, with no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer Dr. Barbara Yaf said in a news release Saturday.

Ontario’s Ministry of Health on Sunday filed a third lawsuit alleging that a man in Ottawa recently traveled from the UK to bring the total to four in Canada.

In a joint statement on Sunday, BC. Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there was no evidence that the new Covit-19 variant could cause serious illness and that there was no evidence that there were any approved vaccines. Low performance against the new variant.

“All British Columbians need to remember [is] The virus spreads quickly, but appears slowly. By staying in the county and avoiding all unnecessary trips and using our security layers, we can reduce our ability to rise to new events and keep our communities and loved ones safe. “

Close contacts with a person identified in BC are isolated, and Island Health says it follows them daily.

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