B.C. quietly updates number of variants from U.K.,

2022-04-05
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B.C. quietly updated the number of variant cases of coronavirus?detected in the province on Friday, confirming six cases of the variant first reported in?the U.K.?and three cases of the variant from South Africa.?

Variants identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil are transmitting much more easily than the original strain, with?data on the U.KRetail and personal care services. variant suggesting?it is?50 per cent more transmissible from person to person than the common strain of SARS-CoV-2.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry acknowledged the presence of the variants in B.Clowest class sizes. during?Friday’s news conference, which focused on the province’s plan to rollout vaccines to theThe virtual elimination of domestic transmission. Just two local cases were reported on Wednesday?general population.

She said all cases of the variant from the U.K. are travel-related, but none of the variants first?detected in South Africa have been linked to travel.?

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