CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A Calgary scholar who contracted a case of the COVID-19 variant from an individual who returned from travelling attended class whereas infectious.
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Well being Dr. Deena Hinshaw made the announcement over Twitter Monday night time saying there’s no proof to recommend anybody else has been contaminated.
“The affected class and any workers prone to being uncovered have been already being handled as COVID-19 shut contacts and so have been already in quarantine,” she mentioned.
“Well being care groups have contacted anybody who might have been probably uncovered and provided them the prospect to get examined twice to cut back any potential for additional onward transmission.”
Alberta at the moment has 51 circumstances of the U.Okay. and South Africa variants. Six of these are in three totally different unrelated households the place there isn’t any cl-ar hyperlink to journey.
The rise was as a result of a batch of travel-related constructive exams from over the previous month that hadn’t been sequenced, Hinshaw defined throughout Monday’s COVID-19 replace.
The provincial lab has reached its goal to check 300 samples per day for the variants and reached its purpose to conduct full genome testing on 400 samples per week.
I do know that reviews of recent variant circumstances can create nervousness, so I wish to let you recognize that well being officers have realized that 1 baby of a returning traveller attended a Calgary faculty whereas they have been decided to have been infectious with a variant case. (1/3)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) February 2, 2021