First 'presumptive' COVID-19 variant case in Huron-Perth
A nurse uses a swab to perform a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
WINGHAM, ONT. -- It appears the first COVID-19 variant case has been found in Huron and Perth counties.
One of the 11 positive cases reported in Huron-Perth over the weekend, is a “presumptive-positive” variant case.
That means it is most likely a variant case, but requires further testing to officially confirm.
Huron-Perth Health Unit officials say the “presumptive” variant case has a history of international travel and all their close contacts are currently in isolation.
Health officials says it will take up to two weeks to officially confirm whether the case is a variant, but in the meantime they are treating it as such.
On the vaccination front, 5,500 appointments have been booked in Huron-Perth over the next two weeks.
All clinics from March 8-21 are filled, but more clinics will come online shortly.
You can book an appointment in Huron-Perth by visiting www.hpph.ca/vaccine or by calling 1-833-753-2098.