Ontario, Canada, announced on the 26th local time that two new cases of mutant COVID-19 were found in the United Kingdom. Since Ontario announced the first case of this mutant COVID-19 infection across Canada, both cases are also the first in Canada.
Both cases came from the Durham area east of Toronto, according to Barbara Yaffe, Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Ontario.
It is worth noting that the two cases have no recent travel history and no history of contact with high-risk cases.
At present, both cases have been self-isolated and observed in accordance with relevant medical procedures.
Dr. Brian Conway of the Vancouver Infectious Disease Center said that this situation is not surprising.
Such a case has obviously been infected for a while, and it has only been found now.
Earlier, American infectious disease scientist Anthony Fauci said in an interview with the Canadian media that he believed that mutant COVID-19 patients in the United Kingdom already existed in the United States and Canada.
It is also reported that as of 20:00 Canadian Eastern Time, 3,044 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, with a total of 541,616 confirmed cases.
The total number of deaths is 14,800. Because the day is still the holiday at the end of the year, most provinces have not updated the epidemic statistics.