Ontario confirms Canada’s 1st known cases of UK coronavirus variant

Ontario has confirmed Canada’s first known cases of the UK coronavirus variant.

The province’s associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe made the announcement Saturday.

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Officials said the cases involve a couple from Durham Region with no known travel history, exposure, or high-risk contacts.

“With inbound international travel, it is not unexpected to have identified the new variant in Ontario,” a news release from the provincial government read.

More to come.

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