Eight people in Quebec are affected by the British variant of COVID-19. Of the number, a traveler who did not respect the quarantine to which she had to submit has infected three members of her family.
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This Quebecer, a student returning from England during the holidays, chose to visit her mother and sister in Montreal, as well as her father, in Estrie. They have all been infected with the British variant of COVID-19, which is more contagious, and possibly more deadly.
Two other people infected with the variant are also returning travelers. Two other people are also believed to have traveled, but the information is not yet confirmed.
In these last four cases, there would have been no secondary transmission.
In addition, even if eight cases are confirmed and known, it is possible that other cases of variants have started to circulate in the province.
This information was revealed during the technical briefing of the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) on the variants of COVID-19, Friday morning.