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First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 found in Peterborough area

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U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus.On Tuesday morning, the health unit says the resident tested positive for B.1.1.7, which is a variant first detected in the United Kingdom.

B.1.1.7 is one of a number of so-called “variants of concern” or VoCs to have been identified since the pandemic began a year ago.

Variant from U.K. could ‘threaten vaccination’ and ‘sweep the world’: expert The health unit revealed the case involves a man in his 20s who works from home and is self-isolating.“Contact tracing is underway, and it appears his exposure was from a roommate who was identified as a high-risk contact of another VoC case from another region,” the health unit said. “This roommate has since left the Peterborough area.”The health unit says.

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