By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the first case of the South African variant of COVID-19.
According to her tweet Friday:
Alberta has detected its first case of the South African variant of COVID-19. This case involved a recent traveller. The individual is in quarantine & there’s no evidence at this time that the virus has spread to others.
I know any new case is concerning, but we are actively monitoring for these variants & working to protect the public’s health. Our current measures in place for #COVID19AB are protective against this variant, so we must all keep staying safe & protecting each other.
To date, Alberta has reported 109,652 total COVID-19 cases, including 1241 deaths.
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