COVID-19: Quebec confirms its first case of U.K. variant while U.S. confirms its first case

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      A fourth Canadian province has detected a case of the U.K. variant.

      Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé confirmed today (December 29) that the variant was found in an individual tested positive who had a family member in their household who returned from the U.K. on December 11 and who tested positive on December 13.

      The person who returned from the U.K. was in contact with three family members, all of whom tested positive and one of whom was found to have the variant.

      This is the first case to be found in Quebec, and the sixth case to be detected in Canada.

      Alberta confirmed its first case yesterday (December 28). B.C. confirmed its first case on December 27, on the same day that one case was found in Ottawa.

      Canada’s first two cases were found in the Durham region of Ontario on December 26.

      All flights from the U.K. to Canada have been suspended until January 6.

      The first case in the U.S. was confirmed in Colorado—in a male in his 20s who has no travel history.

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