Well being officers determine COVID-19 variant in scholar at Kitchener college

The Canadian Press

Printed Saturday, February 13, 2021 eight:53AM EST

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KITCHENER, Ont. – Public well being officers have recognized a possible case of a COVID-19 variant in a scholar at a Kitchener, Ont., college.

Waterloo Area’s college board says the case has not been declared as an outbreak as a result of it is within the dismissed cohort.

The board says the coed at W.T. Townshend Public College examined constructive for the virus and is an in depth contact of somebody constructive for a variant of concern.

It didn’t specify which COVID-19 variant pressure the particular person examined constructive for.

It says the coed’s cohort has been dismissed and no different cohorts are affected on the time.

The general public well being unit says this isn’t sudden because of variant instances spreading in Ontario.