A case of the South African variant of COVID-19 was detected in British Columbia on Thursday, becoming the second reported case in Canada.
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The case was reported in the Vancouver area according to the province’s public health information reported by Global News.
The infected person would not have traveled recently and would not have had contact with anyone returning to the country, it was also said.
An investigation is underway to determine how the person contracted the virus.
“At the present time, we do not believe that the variants [du Royaume-Uni et de l’Afrique du Sud] cause a lot of disease spread in our communities, but by no means got out of the woods, ”said provincial public health official Dr. Bonnie Henry.
The first case of the South African variant was reported last week in Alberta.